Pauline Dobson

Pauline Dobson was among the first group of Registered Nurses who volunteered to work in the newly created AIDS Annexe at Royal Newcastle Hospital. She recalls her nursing experiences at the Royal and later at John Hunter Hospital and the commemorations for those men and women who died.

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Registrar, Dr David Sutherland, Kim Manias RN, Ann Bissett Social Worker, Darren Sheldon RN, Pauline Dobson CNC, Beth Bint RN, Michelle Smith NUM, AIDS Ward leaving Royal Newcastle Hospital for John Hunter Hospital party, 1991.

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Visitors planting plants for World AIDS Day
Visitors planting AIDS Memorial Garden at John Hunter Hospital with Nurse Unit Manager, Robyn Starkey, 2000.

Red-ribbon-memorial-at-John-Hunter-Hospital.jpgRed Ribbon Memorial at John Hunter Hospital
Large red ribbon made up of smaller ribbons made by HIV clinical nurse consultant, dietitian, social worker, 2001.

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