Image: PM Hugs NZ's Most Admired Plunket Nurses
18 June 2003
MOST ADMIRED PLUNKET NURSES
Hugging Plunket nurses was order of the day for Prime Minister Helen Clark when she met the three winners of the nationwide search for the most admired Plunket Nurses in the HugaPlunketNurse competition announced at Parliament today (subs: 18 June).
With the Prime Minister are the winning Plunket Nurses: Anne Griffiths of Blenheim (left); Maureen Nobel of Upper Hutt (right) and Leeanne Brown of Palmerston North (sitting), and a myriad of hugabears, a consumer fundraiser for Plunket.
The three nurses' stand-out tributes were chosen from hundreds of letters written by parents about their Plunket Nurses in the initiative supported by Heinz Wattie's and Kimberly Clark, companies with 21 years of Plunket support between them.
The letters described the depth of kindness, knowledge, support, trust, care and understanding of Plunket Nurses who made a big difference to families at times of daily routine, challenge, stress, sickness, crisis, sadness and loss.