Tears, hugs, and serious injuries in a day’s work for a trauma nurse
Jenny Dorrian got a lot of hugs in her years as a trauma nurse.
‘I always say, you can have a free hug any time,’ she said.
‘It doesn’t matter whether they’re run of the mill person or a run of the mill Mongrel Mob, Black Power… at some stage they need that hug.’
Until her retirment in early August, Dorrian was a trauma clinical nurse specialist at Waikato Hospital, involved with the Midland Trauma System, which covers five DHBs.
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Stuff Waikato, Libby Wilson, 2019, November 2