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Speed kills, slow down. "Thought you might need it more than we do..." 5 December, 2007

Reference Number: DCDL-0004534

Shows a policeman pasting up a 'speed kills' poster onto the wall in a maternity hospital. Two staff stare curiously from the reception area and a nurse pushes a woman who holds a new baby towards the exit. Refers to the decision by the Wellington regional Health Board that women who were not first time mothers should be encouraged to leave the hospital within 6 hours with a voucher. This attempt to deal with space and staffing shortages was short-lived as the public outcry caused the decision to be overturned.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Capital & Coast District Health Board, Newborn infants, Hospitals, Childbirth and Newborn infants - Hospital care.

Part of:
Moreu, Michael, 1969-: [Digital cartoons published from 1 March 2007 onwards in the Christchurch Press], Reference Number DC-Group-0031 (502 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 250 dpi; Grey scale (8 bit); Pixel dimensions 2096 x 1476. Single art work

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