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''It's the perk of my job. I so love it,'' he said. ''You work in a very small team and you actually carry the equipment of a small hospital with you. We can nearly do anything, treating little babies to elderly people, from people who are not that sick to people who are very sick.''
Mr van Tuel (65) retired after a 47-year nursing career which included 23 years at Dunedin Hospital and 16 years in the intensive care unit.
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