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African baby birth has changed my life

Driffield's Anna Pringle during her educational visit to Africa as part of ehr nursing training at Hull University

Driffield's Anna Pringle during her educational visit to Africa as part of ehr nursing training at Hull University

  • by Grace Chaplin
 

A student nurse from Driffield had a life-changing experience when she saw a midwife deliver a baby onto a bin bag in a hospital in rural Uganda.

Anna Pringle, 22, of Boynton Garth, was on an educational trip when she saw the birth - after which the mother had to clear away the bin bag and make her own bed.

Anna, who is training as a nurse at Hull University, said: “What left the most lasting impression on me was how grateful each and every patient was for the care they received, even though by UK standards it was less than basic.

“The most striking thing I learned was that, for all the things that need improvement in the NHS, there are a lot of things to be proud of.”

Full story in today’s Times and Post (24 April).

 

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