Story: Health practitioners

District nurse, 1950

District nurses visited sick people in their homes and did preventative health work – such as visiting schools and giving talks to parents – to ease the burden on hospitals. This video depicts a Wellington district nurse visiting an Italian family in the seaside suburb of Island Bay in 1950.

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Reference: City District Health Nurse. National Film Unit, 1950

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Allison Kirkman, 'Health practitioners - Nurses and midwives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by Allison Kirkman, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 Apr 2018