Newspaper Article 1949 – Growth of Plunket Work in Hastings

Growth of Plunket Work in Hastings

The December meeting of the Hastings Plunket Committee was held on Wednesday.  Mrs. E.D. Anderson presided.

Sister A. Jones, senior nursing-sister to the branch, read her final report to the committee and gave some comparative figures, indicating the growth of Plunket work in this district.

The report of November showed that 83 birth notifications had been received, 392 babies and two pre-school children had been visited at their homes, 700 babies, 181 pre-school children and 30 adults had visited the rooms.

The school medical officer had given 77 children their first medical examination, and had immunised 17 against diphtheria. The number of babies under supervision at the end of November was 753.

Sisters A. Jones and E. Leipst are leaving for overseas early in the New Year. Sister Jones on holiday and Sister Leipst to further her studies and gain a wider knowledge of child welfare.

The nursing staff joined the committee for morning tea.  Mrs Anderson in farewelling Sisters Jones and Leipst, spoke of their service to the community and the esteem in which they were held by the thousands of mothers whom they had helped.

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