New Zealand’s largest provider of services to support the well-being of children under five is encouraging New Zealanders to take up the government’s offer of free influenza vaccinations. “New Zealanders tend to underestimate what serious disease influenza is”, says Plunket clinical advisor Marianne Grant. “It kills around 400 New Zealanders, directly or indirectly, each year – so it’s not something we should take lightly.
New Zealand’s largest provider of services to support the well-being of children under five welcomes the release of figures showing the number of infant deaths at record lows. Plunket Clinical Advisor Allison Jamieson says it shows that safety messages are getting through. “Plunket and other agencies have put a lot of work into getting safe sleeping messages out to parents and it’s great to see these messages having an impact.
Plunket is urging people to keep an eye out for children as they head back to school this week. As New Zealand’s largest provider of services to support the health and development of children under five, Plunket recognises many children will be venturing off to school for the first time. Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor, says for parents and caregivers the start of the school year can be an emotional and busy time.
Plunket and its wonderful partners have put together some great ideas to help you start 2016 on the right track. So when you’re next relaxing, take a look at how you can make 2016 a cracker of a year!
Plunket’s Principal Partner BNZ, suggests starting the year off on the right financial track by setting goals for you and your family. It's easy to push this to the side in the rush of daily life, but it’s really important for the future of you and your family.
After seven years as Chief Executive of the Plunket, Jenny Prince will step down from the role this month to spend more time with her own family.
Jenny Prince has lead Plunket as our Chief Executive for seven years, though her journey began over 30 years ago. Starting off as a volunteer, Jenny then became a Plunket nurse working with families in Clendon, South Auckland.