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Plunket and BestStart – making a difference together

Plunket and BestStart – making a difference togetherIn April 2014 BestStart joined Plunket as a Star Sponsor. This new relationship will help both Plunket and BestStart in their shared objective of growing great New Zealand kids.

Over the last 100 years Plunket has made an enormous contribution to generations of Kiwi families. As the largest provider of free support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five, Plunket is a precious resource for New Zealanders. Plunket sees more than 91% of new borns in New Zealand each year and offers parenting information and support as well as developmental assessments of your child.

Plunket nurses provide support through home and clinic visits, mobile clinics and PlunketLine, a free telephone advice service for parents.

Plunket also provides car seat services, parent groups, parenting education and toy libraries, drop in centres, playgroups and education in schools – most of which are available nationwide and free of charge.

As a Star Sponsor, BestStart has committed assistance over three years to directly help develop PlunketPlus, Plunket’s electronic health system. PlunketPlus will be an essential tool, ensuring Plunket contributes to improving health outcomes for children and their families/whanau. PlunketPlus provides access to relevant client information no matter where they are in New Zealand.

BestStart is proud to be working alongside Plunket and we look forward to developing our special relationship over the coming years.

Key Plunket contact details:
Plunket website: www.plunket.org.nz
Plunketline number call: 0800 933 922, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Plunket CEO, Jenny Prince has thanked BestStart for our support.