13 October 2023
Whānau Āwhina Plunket is delighted to welcome a familiar face back into the Tairāwhiti Gisborne team.
Plunket Nurse Kaye Foreman is a familiar face to many whānau in the region as she worked for Plunket at the clinic on Ormand Road for nine years.
“It’s no secret I love babies and after a two year break I am so happy to be back at Plunket. I’m especially looking forward to catching up with whānau I already know and meeting new tamariki and pēpi.
“The Tairāwhiti Gisborne community is very special – we’ve been through some tough times recently but Plunket is here to support whānau with the transition to parenthood and keep pēpi and tamariki healthy.”
Whānau Āwhina Plunket Chief Executive Fiona Kingsford was in town to welcome Kaye and show her support for the community by catching up with the local team.
She’s reassuring everyone that it’s business as usual for Plunket services in the region.
“We have a wonderful team here with two kaiāwhina Mona Bradley and Jelaire Poi, community injury prevention coordinator Norma Hooks, as well as our Plunket nurses Kaye and Lilian Jackson.
“I would like to thank the Gisborne community for their patience and understanding while we’ve worked hard to recruit for the vacant nursing positions we had.
“Despite the national nursing shortage crisis, we look forward to having a full team soon, as well as a new nurse for Wairoa,” says Mrs Kingsford.
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