Here are the stories of eight women - doctors, nurses, cooks and cleaners at the heart of a hospital that connects them all in a city that could be anywhere. Inspired by Mira Harrison's experiences in healthcare in the UK and NZ, these engrossing narratives unveil the shifting balance between professional and private worlds. Our scrupulous - or haphazard - plans are disrupted by falling in love; by our connections to others; by the birth of our children; by loss, grief, and ultimately death. A ring of truth underpins these tales, but they are fictional ... the work of an exciting new author who will reach new audiences.
Dr Mira Harrison has worked in hospitals, uni-versities and government agencies in Aotearoa and Britain for almost 30 years - in clinical obstetrics and gynaecology, women's health research and monitoring the safety of medicines. She has written and edited Medicines for Women and An Introduction to Pharmacovigilance. Since 2001, Mira has lived in Dunedin and spends an increasing amount of time writing. Admissions is her first work of fiction.