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Gail Smith

Stories

  • A tough test of our skillsSubscription

    6 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    I feel tired. My feet ache. I’ve had a busy shift. What’s new? Nothing, I suppose. It is just that today I’ve had another diarrhoea day. Of late I seem to spend a lot of my time dealing with patients suffering from diarrhoea.

  • ‘Can you avoid HCAIs?’Subscription

    7 May, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    I live only one mile from the door of the hospital where I work. The schools that my children attend are not much further away. I have lived in my present house for a long time and know a lot of people around the area.

  • ‘Take control of hygiene’Subscription

    15 April, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Gail Smith on why hospital cleaning has gone backwards in the past 30 years

  • On the wardsSubscription

    1 February, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    ‘Space is at a premium’