Fraught with the emotion of life and death, ‘Nurses’ brings to the screen a rare look into the lives of seven young Auckland City Hospital staff, their highs and lows, and the relationships they form with their patients and peers.
From the pace and adrenaline of the emergency teams to the intensive one-on-one nursing in the department of Critical Care, ‘Nurses’ engages the viewer with real life scenarios, and reveals why they follow such a demanding vocation … exposing along the way, the kind of experiences they have to deal with.
Shot over a six month period, ‘Nurses’ follows a docudrama format, each story giving further insight into the never ending cycle of patients and procedures, from the sentimental to the shocking.
It is against this canvas, that the nurses tell their compelling stories – directly to camera, filling seven half hour episodes with their everyday triumphs and tragedies.
From time-critical scenes, where resus teams labour to pull a life back from the edge, to the agonising frustrations of helplessness and healing, ‘Nurses’ is the closest New Zealand television has come to portraying nursing as it really is.
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Producer/director: Barry Caitcheon
Thanks to: Toyota, Auckland City Hospital and Auckland District Health Board
Exec producers: Nigel Snowden, Derek Stuart
Network exec: Jane Wilson
Editors: Glen Molesworth, Stu Boone
Production manager: Lauren Lunjevich
Production assistant: Natasha Garrett
Camera: Christian Driscoll
DOP: John Ramsay
Sound Mix: TVNZ
Narrator: Mike Hall
Music: Liquid Studios
Graphics: Flying Start Pictures
Post production: Milk
Production accountant: Odile Simkin
Financial controller: Peter Imrie
Funded by: TVNZ