Jus­tice for preg­nant doc­tors

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - HARVEY NORMAN -

PREG­NANT doc­tors have been forced to wear their own clothes be­cause old-fash­ioned rules never imag­ined medi­cos would need ma­ter­nity scrubs.

NSW Health Min­is­ter Brad Haz­zard has now righted the wrong by pro­vid­ing ma­ter­nity scrubs for doc­tors — nurses have had them for years — af­ter a Tam­worth doc­tor wrote to him, com­plain­ing her em­ployer, the lo­cal health district, had told her she had to buy her own scrubs if she could not longer fit in the stan­dard pro­vided ones.

West­ern Syd­ney’s Dr Lucy Bates, who gave birth to son Char­lie just a week ago, tri­alled the new scrubs.

“They were very com­fort­able. I wish I’d had them ear­lier,” she said.

Dr Lucy Bates.

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