What does a Karitane nurse do?

What does a Karitane nurse do?

give advice to parents and caregivers on child health such as sleeping, feeding, behaviour, nutrition and immunisation. run group courses on parenting and family health. support the wider Plunket team, including Plunket nurses and case managers. visit schools, kōhanga reo and community groups to advise on child health.

Who is karitane?

Karitane is a Sydney based health service, specifically designed to support parents who are caring for young children. Karitane is funded though the NSW Health Department and most of its services are free. Karitane provides support both directly and indirectly to parents.

When did Karitane start?

Karitane started as the Australian Mothercraft Society in 1923. It and many similar philanthropic organisations were part of a world-wide wave of concern about high infant mortality around the turn of the twentieth century.

Where was Karitane hospital?

The Karitane Hospitals were six hospitals in New Zealand run by the Plunket Society, located in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, Wanganui and Wellington.

What is a tresillian nurse?

Tresillian is an early parenting service offering families guidance in the early years of their child’s life. We support new parents around breastfeeding and settling baby, as well as dealing with post-natal depression and nutrition.

What is purple crying period?

The Period of PURPLE Crying starts when your baby is around 2 weeks old and generally ends when they reach their 3- or 4-month birthday. This idea that it’s a finite period — in other words, it has an end — is meant to give new parents hope that the unexplained crying won’t last forever.

What is the population of Waikouaiti?


• Regional council Otago Regional Council
• Territorial authority Dunedin City Council
Population (June 2020)
• Total 1,250

Where is Truby King from?

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Truby King/Place of birth

What qualifications do I need to be a Plunket nurse?

To become a Plunket nurse you need to have a Bachelor of Nursing. You also need to be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand, and have a current Annual Practising Certificate. You also need to have a current driver’s licence.