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Why the head of the nursing union has dusted off her hospital scrubs

Neil Mitchell
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The head of the nursing union has dusted off her hospital scrubs to pull a shift, with hospital workers stretched to the limit dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

Lisa Fitzpatrick told Neil Mitchell she’d be doing a shift a week at the Royal Melbourne emergency department for the foreseeable future.

“I think a lot of people can make a contribution,” she said.

“People really do want to try and help, and I know it really lifts the nurses and midwives in the hospitals to see people come in and try and help them do their work.”

But she admits she was nervous about returning.

Press PLAY below to hear her explain why

Picture: Getty iStock

Neil Mitchell
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