Good Work Being Done By Hastings Plunket
Mrs. E.D. Anderson presided over a good attendance of committee members at the November meeting of the Hastings branch of the Plunket Society.
The nurse’s report for October stated that 67 birth notifications had been received; 306 babies had been visited at their homes, and 714 babies, 159 pre-school children and 20 adults had visited the rooms. Seventy-six pre-school children had been visited by the school medical officer, and nine had been immunised against diphtheria.
The number of babies under supervision at the end of the month was 753.
The branch’s nurses had travelled 544 miles by car, visiting many outlying districts, and had given 388 telephone consultations.
With great regret the committee accepted the resignation of Sisters A. Jones and E. Leipst. Sister Jones, the branch’s senior nursing sister, had been a valued member of the staff for 14 years, and Sister Leipst had also been an efficient member of the Plunket nursing profession for several years. Both these sisters will carry the affectionate good wishes of a large section of the community with them into their future spheres of activity.
A certificate of long and meritorious service was presented to Miss Elsie Williams,d a past president of the branch and an ardent worker for Plunket welfare.