© 2009 Jethro Nurse at Lismore Base Hospital

Nurses and Hospitals

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in hospitals in the last year, and have not kept much of a record of any of it. So heres a pic of one of my most recent nurses – Peter, at Lismore Base Hospital. Absolutely top bloke, very friendly chap.

Many people love to criticize hospitals and how they operate, but in my experience, almost all the nurses are friendly and generally competent, its just the system which is overcrowded. However, the food is very bad in pretty much every public hospital! :)

As shown, the TV’s are tiny, and there is nearly always a drip machine chained to you.

Anybody else had good/bad hospital experiences? I’m sure you have :)

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3 Comments

  1. Samantha
    Posted October 10, 2009 at 2:30 pm | #

    These photos are awesome. As a nurse in training (studying my first year at the moment at Uni) I think these photos are great. Definitely would like to see more! Perhaps some of yourself too?
    I hope for whatever reason your in hospital is going well.

  2. Jethro
    Posted October 15, 2009 at 5:28 pm | #

    Thanks Samantha,
    Glad you like them – are you enjoying nursing so far?
    Yes I really need to get out and shoot more… tis difficult sometimes.
    You much of a photographer yourself?

  3. Josh
    Posted October 22, 2009 at 8:04 pm | #

    Ok, heres a funny story. I was looking after this lovely little old lady who was in her 90s. She had a bit of dementia, had a chest infection, some heart failure and a bit of new confusion on top of that. She was usually pretty pleasant and amiable, but sometimes she got a little narky.
    One morning we went and saw her on the rounds and she told us to scratch her back. We were busy and didn’t have time to scratch her back. She told us we were useless, not real doctors, mustn’t have studied, and we could “learn a lot” if we just “stuck with her”…
    I guess she was a bit right… scratching where it itches is a basic summary of how things often get treated…

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