Saturday, June 24, 2006

Plunket line to continue until the end of the year

Plunket line is to continue at least until the end of this year - it's just that the Government will not be providing the money. So you can still ring 0800 933 922.

I have had confirmation from a reliable source that McKesson, who has hte GOvernment funding forthe well child service, has not been able to employ suitably qualified staff to do the job, starting next week, despite its assurances that it would do so. I understand it has recruited some people and had the audacity to ask Plunket to train them up.

So the Government is funding an organisation without trained and qualified staff, while ditching funding for the organisation with qualified staff.


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