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Malawi to learn from Yorkshire

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PSYCHIATRIC nurses Bridget Mdzinga (left) and Juliet Phiri have arrived in north Yorkshire from Malawi to work and learn at Harrogate District Hospital.

PSYCHIATRIC nurses Bridget Mdzinga (left) and Juliet Phiri have arrived in north Yorkshire from Malawi to work and learn at Harrogate District Hospital.

They are on a three-month scholarship from Zomba Mental Hospital, the African country’s only government-funded mental health facility.

Ms Phiri said: ‘Our resources are unavoidably stretched. One psychiatric nurse can be responsible for up to 30 acutely ill patients. I mainly work in the ICU whereas Bridget’s work is based in the community.

‘We are really looking forward to using this opportunity to learn more about community mental health services.’

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