Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Plunket advice: reassuring kids following latest earthquake

22 February 2011

Plunket advice on reassuring kids following latest earthquake

Plunket says that many children may be left feeling unsure, anxious or scared after the latest earthquake in Christchurch and encourages parents to be patient and reassuring with children, who may have questions about the events.

Some families might be unable to return to their home or might have other people staying with them, and routines for children may therefore be disrupted. Children may be feeling afraid after many months of aftershocks so now, more than ever, the most important thing is to ensure children are safe and feeling loved and reassured – extra cuddles recommended for everyone!

PlunketLine is anticipating a higher number of calls than normal following the latest earthquake, so call waiting times may be a little longer than usual. If you urgently need advice from Plunket please call PlunketLine on 0800 933 922, or if your baby is unwell please call HealthLine on 0800 611 116.

Plunket is currently assessing damage to Plunket premises in the Canterbury region and will advise on the availability of Plunket services as soon as possible.
Police advise that people who have evacuated their homes or buildings should report to their nearest Civil Defence sector post - usually schools.
The latest information on Plunket services will be updated at www.plunket.org.nz or at www.facebook.com/plunketnz

For more information, including where to get help, please visit the Civil Defence website.

And if you are in the Canterbury region, remember to conserve water where possible and follow the safety measures listed on the Environment Canterbury website.

If you are unwell with a minor injury or illness and need medical assistance call your General Practice or nearest after hours surgery.

You can also call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Please keep the Emergency Department for emergencies only. If you need an ambulance dial 111.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news