The smell of coffee, blood and disinfectant …

Chris Bateman


He’s the guy who ‘makes and loves the coffee’ – which is probably just as well, because he’s one of only two emergency medicine specialists on night duty at Khayelitsha Hospital, and will soon have to hyper-focus; it’s pay-day weekend.

Author's affiliations

Chris Bateman, HMPG, Cape Town

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Khayelitsha; Trauma; Emergency medicine; Violence

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(11):727-729. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9004

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-10-08
Date published: 2014-10-14

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