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Posted 5 Feb 2014 in Healthcare Associated Infections

Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB) staff nurse Sonya Dickens is the lucky winner of a $100 restaurant voucher from the Open campaign.

Sonya, a staff nurse in post-anaesthesia care at Hutt Valley DHB, won the voucher after entering a quiz on surgical site infection (SSI).

"Our infection control nurse was talking about SSI prevention in the tea room, and encouraged a number of us to participate in the quiz," says Sonya.

"I'm thrilled to have won – I have never won anything before!"

Sonya intends to organise a dinner for the nurses in her team, and donate the voucher towards the cost of the meal.