Newspaper Article 1977 – Plunket clinic for Flaxmere next year

Plunket clinic for Flaxmere next year

A Plunket clinic will be set up at Flaxmere early next year.

A Flaxmere sub-branch committee was formed at a meeting on Wednesday night.

The clinic will be set up in an existing building and there are no immediate plans to build a clinic.

The president of the  Hastings branch of the Plunket Society, Mrs T.C. Noonan, said a clinic at Flaxmere was a necessity because at present mothers with children over three months had to bring them to the two clinics in the city.

She said it was often difficult for mothers with young children to get into town because many did not have cars and had to rely on the bus service.

Sister E. Leipst, of the Western sub-branch clinic, will make weekly visits to the new clinic until a Plunket nurse is established there.

Sister Leipst said that there are 100 babies under 18 months receiving Plunket care in Flaxmere. She said she was not sure how many  preschoolers attended Plunket but there were many on her file.

“But if Flaxmere needs a second kindergarten there must be a lot.”

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