Miriam Vollweiler

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Southern District Health Board


A tribute to Berry Bird, New Zealand’s first Infection Control Nurse
Berry Bird both pioneered and documented the development of the infection prevention and control nursing role in New Zealand. This presentation highlights her contribution.  “ History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.” Donal Creighton (Canadian historian)

Miriam has worked in infection prevention and control in both public and private hospitals and has a particular interest in the development of this nursing specialist field and looking at how our ‘herstory’ shapes our professional nursing future.
Miriam is Southern born and bred and loves to share highlights of the region.

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