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Plunket welcomes first male Plunket Nurse


Plunket welcomes first male Plunket Nurse

Among Plunket Nurse Keith Curry’s first patients were Hayley Svenson of Ngunguru, near Whangarei, and her children, 13-week-old Jay and two-year-old Maia.

The appointment of Plunket’s first-ever male Plunket Nurse is a positive development signaling the organisation’s commitment to ensuring all parents, including fathers, receive the best possible support.

Keith Curry joined the Plunket team in Whangarei on Monday (subs 23 May) and became part of a network of 625 Plunket Nurses delivering well child health services nationwide. He has ten years of nursing experience, is a fluent Maori speaker and the father of a three-year old daughter.

Plunket’s general manager clinical services, Angela Baldwin, said Keith’s appointment is timely.

“Plunket continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s families. We welcome Keith and look forward to working with him in the years ahead.

“Keith brings a wealth of community and clinical experience and a strong commitment to providing support for parents,” said Angela Baldwin.

Keith trained at Northland Polytechnic and has previously worked with the Ngati Hine Health Trust, the Diabetes Centre and Northland Health. He is completing his specialist Well Child Health qualifications.

Plunket is New Zealand’s leading provider of Well Child Health care – focusing on the development of babies and children through effective support of families. Plunket sees 92 percent of the babies born each year, providing a comprehensive range of services in addition to Well Child.


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