Story: Hospitals

Scrubbing up (2nd of 2)

Scrubbing up

Hospital staff must be scrupulous about personal hygiene so they do not pass infections on to patients. Dunedin Hospital nurse Patti de Klerk is scrubbing up before an operation.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 23 March 2009
Photograph by Jane Dawber

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Linda Bryder, 'Hospitals - The transformation of hospitals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Linda Bryder, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 13 Jun 2018, updated 1 Jul 2022