Kōrero: Rural services

Backblocks nursing service

This 1948 film about health services in Hokianga, Northland, illustrates the practical difficulties of getting medical help in isolated areas. Nurses and doctors often had to travel long distances on foot or horseback to visit patients. For critically ill people, the trip to hospital could also be an ordeal.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 332. National Film Unit, 1948

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/18570/backblocks-nursing-service (accessed 5 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008