Case Notes 5.1 Zayed Mungguraki

Occupation English Test: Writing (Nursing)



Read the case notes below and complete the writing task which follows.


Zayed Mungguraki was treated for acute meningoencephalitis as a result of a complication following mumps. The patient was under your care at Children’s Emergency Department, Merton General Hospital.

Patient History

  • Address: 23 Braxton St, Jefferson
  • Date of Birth: 12 June 2017
  • Admitted: 29 September 2023
  • Discharged: 09 October 2023
  • Country of birth: Tanzania
  • Diagnosis: Acute Meningoencephalitis

Social History

  • Parents: Hadia and Abdulasis, a migrant couple, arrived in Australia in 2014.
  • Abdulasis White Dove Meat Factory (shift worker);
  • Hadia: Part-time house cleaner (for additional income)
  • Accommodation: Recently moved to rental accommodation
  • GP: No family doctor. Sibling: 3-year-old brother, Ali


  • Kiswahili, Arabic. Interpreter needs: Abdulasis has good spoken English but has limited writing skills; learns English classes at an evening school.
  • Hadia’s English is on survival level.


  • Advice needed to increase income to support medical needs.

Medical History:

  • Uncertainty about vaccines received by the children.
  • Both parents claim there was a vaccination.
  • Record lost. More uncertainty regarding vaccines for mumps.
  • Fully recovered from mumps and acute meningoencephalitis.

Discharge Plan

  • Will need advice on recommended vaccines for both children.
  • Will need neurological check-up-schedule a regular check-up with the Child Health Service GP

Writing Task:

Using the information in the case notes, write a letter to Charge Nurse, Community Child Health Service, 48 Johnson Street, Jefferson, requesting follow-up of the Munguraki family.

In your answer:

  • Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences;
  • Do not use note form
  • Use letter format

The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.

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