On the 22.2.11 I was at work on a 12 hr shift in the NICU at Chch Womens Hospital.
I will never forget that moment the ground shook, the chaos that followed and the uncertainity of what was going on outside. The most vivid memory was looking out the window toward Hagley Park and seeing trees swaying to the point where I didn’t know how they weren’t snapping in half. Incubators with babies in them were jumping away from walls. I felt so helpless as I couldn’t even move to protect them all. Miraculously the babies slept though it all. The noise was so intense, like a train coming through the building.