Getting the best start for children and delivering strong support to families
In the first four months of 2012 Plunket has delivered 216,034 Well Child contacts.
Well Child contacts to Māori families/whānau are up by 1.1 per cent; and up by 3.1 per cent with other ethnicities.
PlunketLine delivers results
PlunketLine continues to be a highly valued and respected provider of infant and child information and advice, supporting families and complementing the Plunket services provided in the community.
In the last 12 months, to May 2012, PlunketLine answered 104,771 Well Child calls. The top 10 topics are detailed in the graph below.
So far this year PlunketLine has answered 38,857 Well Child calls.
Fully funded by the Ministry of Health as part of the Well Child contract, PlunketLine provides a toll-free telephone advice service available to all families/whānau and caregivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The PlunketLine service is available to all families/whānau, whether they are Plunket clients or not.
All calls are answered by a Plunket nurse, who can not only give advice and information on parenting issues and children’s wellbeing but connect families to a nationwide family support network, including referrals to local Plunket nurses, car seat rentals and Plunket family centres.