National List MP based in Mount Albert, Melissa Lee has encouraged people to have their say on the Plunket National Board’s strategy on how to explore and define an Asian strategy and Asian models of care’ in the organisation.
“Plunket is a fantastic organisation which does great work in the community, so it’s fantastic that they are looking at ways to better target the service they offer for New Zealand’s changing population,’ says Ms Lee.
“The Asian population is now the third largest ethnic group in New Zealand and so it’s important our public health services engage with the community to ensure they are getting the care they need.
“The Government recognises that PlunketLine makes a real difference to parents and their children across the country. That’s why each year we provide funding of $3.9 million for the PlunketLine service which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“National is giving children the best start to life through a range of polices including fully funding PlunketLine, and our $90 million investment to extend free doctor’s visits to 700,000 children under-13,” says Ms Lee.
People wanting to give feedback on the Strategy should email Plunkett. Feedback closes on the 31st October.
What a pleasure it was to be there to listen to Haeminsunim’s wise words. The Korean Buddhist Temple is celebrating 20 years and to commemorate this special occasion they held a lecture with healing mentor Haeminsunim who hails from New York.
Hamilton branch of the Korean Veterans Association really know how to celebrate Christmas in style. It’s always a great honour to join them and be part of their fabulous Christmas event. Great to have Hamilton MPs and colleagues Tim McIndoe and David Bennett attend as well.