Newspaper Article 1962 – Hastings SCF nurse coming home soon

Hastings SCF nurse coming home soon

Miss Elsie Leipst, the Hastings nurse who has now completed her term of duty as health visitor for the Save the Children Fund in Korea, will be leaving on her return to New Zealand next month.

This was announced today by Mrs W. A Whitlock, president of the Northern Hawke’s Bay branch of the Fund. She said that Miss Leipst will return via Taiwan, Thailand and Malaya, where she hopes to see something of the social work in these countries.

Miss Leipst has trained two Korean girls to carry on her work as a health visitor, and in the new baby clinic she founded at Masan. This is in line with SCF policy which aims to train the people to be self reliant and self supporting.

Recently Miss Leipst visited the Young Shin Orphanage, which is the one renovated, and maintained by the boys and girls of Hawke’s Bay through the SCF.

Commenting upon her visit Miss Leipst writes. – “Every youngster comes tearing out whenever they see the Land Rover approaching, and we spend the next 10 minutes bowing to another and saying ‘Anylong ha sim nee ka.’ ”

“It will be extremely difficult to remember the hand shaking that goes on in the Western world after spending these last two years bowing,” she says.

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