Plunket is in the first stage of the development of PlunketPlus – the new electronic information system – which will eventually see Plunket nurses being able to access the records of every Plunket child in the country, via the use of tablets. When developing PlunketPlus, Plunket wanted to do more than simply move from a paper based system to an electronic one. Plunket’s General Manager of Service Delivery Brenda Hynes says “Plunket will connect us in new ways with our clients and other service providers across New Zealand, and will transform the way we access information at the point of care with the children and families we work with”.
Breastfeeding is celebrated around the world every year from 1 - 7 August with World Breastfeeding Week. As part of the New Zealand celebrations, Women's Health Action runs the Big Latch OnTM. On Friday 2 August at 10.
The Plunket Rooms in Bishopdale Mall will be closing on Monday 22 July after Christchurch City Council received a Detailed Engineering Evaluation that shows the building is earthquake-prone. Plunket’s Canterbury Area Manager Anne Feld says the Bishopdale Plunket rooms currently house the Plunket Family Centre and is the Bishopdale Plunket clinic. “Christchurch families have been through a lot over the last few years and it’s always disappointing to have to change things on them again.
This weekend our wonderful Principal Sponsor, BNZ, will be subbing off their logo on four Investec Super Rugby shirts for the Plunket logo. The logo swap will take place for the two local matches between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes in Christchurch on July 12, and again for the Blues v Chiefs match at Eden Park on July 13. We wanted to celebrate this by rewarding a great dad and celebrating the important role father's play in the lives of their children.
Massive thanks to Robert Walters Recruitment Consultants who helped us raise over $15,000 for Plunket New Zealand!A Quiz Night evening sponsored by Robert Walters was a chance for Robert Walters, and Plunket to thank their partners, sponsors, clients and suppliers for the support and business they have given to the two organisations. Through raffle and auction items donated by generous organisations around Wellington and New Zealand, $15,200 was raised and proceeds will be used to continue to provide community services and give kiwi kids the best start in life. An Auckland Quiz night with Robert Walters is scheduled for October.
Plunket welcomes the passing into law of an increase in the age limit for the mandatory use of child car restraints from age 5 to age 7. This will require children to be in an appropriate child restraint until their 7th birthday. Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor, says this is good news.
With the cold weather now here across the country, Plunket are reminding families to be alert to the dangers from heaters, fireplaces and other sources of winter warmth. Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor says keeping babies and young children warm and safe is a priority for families. “Burns from heaters and fires are a real danger for children.
Special notice - Plunket services
Plunket services in the Wellington, Hutt, Kapi-Mana and Porirua areas will recommence from mid-day today. Please take care when out and about though. We will update you later as things change.
Volunteer Awareness Week (16-22 June) is a chance to acknowledge and thank more than one million New Zealanders who give their time and skills to make a difference in their communities every year. “Plunket was founded 106 years ago by people who wanted to help others in their communities”, says Plunket New Zealand President Tristine Clark. “Today we have thousands of hard working, selfless people who give of their time, knowledge, skills and energy.
On 12 May, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, it’s time to celebrate nurses around the world through International Nurses Day. Plunket CEO Jenny Prince says that nurses make a huge contribution to society and are often unsung heroes. “Plunket nurses have been a part of New Zealander’s lives for over 100 years, giving parents the advice and support they need to nurture healthy, happy kiwi babies.