The Best Scrubs for Nurses in New Zealand

The scrubs worn by doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers have a number of important functions. For a start, they help patients and visitors to quickly and easily identify medical professionals. This can be important in hospitals, clinics and other medical settings.

Secondly, medical uniforms and scrubs help medical professionals to maintain high levels of hygiene. When doctors and nurses arrive at their place of work, they change out of their everyday clothes and into clean, sterile scrubs. This helps to prevent the transfer of germs and bacteria from the medical professional to their patient. When they head home at the end of the day, doctors and nurses change out of scrubs, leaving any germs or bacteria they’ve picked up during the day at work.

Last but not least, scrubs help doctors and nurses to quickly and easily identify bodily fluids they may have come into contact with. This can be important both for hygiene and diagnostic purposes.

To help you find the right products for your needs, we’re taking a closer look at what to look for when buying scrubs, and which scrub sets New Zealand hospitals should be stocking up on.

The Best Scrub Pants for Women

Cherokee Workwear WW210 Scrub Pants

Featuring a contemporary, mid-rise waist, straight leg and comfort-fit rib knit waistband, the Cherokee Workwear WW210 Scrub Pants are comfortable and practical. These cargo pants have two cargo pockets, front patch pockets, a pen slot, hidden instrument loop and back pockets.

The pants are made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton, this makes them durable and easy to clean. These affordable pants are available in a choice of colours including pewter, navy and black—making them the ideal nursing uniforms whatever colour your hospital chooses. 

Cherokee Workwear Professionals WW220, Maternity Pants

Cherokee Workwear Professionals WW220 scrub pants are designed for pregnant women and so will be comfortable and easy to wear throughout the day. The pants are available in a range of colours including olive green, white, pewter and navy. Offering straight leg and a soft rib panel that gently fits over your growing bump, these pants are designed to support and flatter your current size, meaning there’s no need to size up when ordering.

One of the reasons Cherokee pants are some of the most popular medical scrubs New Zealand hospitals use is the usability they offer. The Cherokee Workwear Professionals WW220 pants come complete with two cargo pockets, a cell phone pocket, a back pocket and air vents. This allows doctors and nurses to safely and easily transport their valuables.


Best Scrub Pants for Men

Cherokee Core Stretch WW200 Scrub Pants

Cherokee Core Stretch WW200 Scrubs Pants Men's Fly Front Navy

The Cherokee Core Stretch WW200 scrub pants are designed to look like smart, tailored fit trousers for every day use. They feature a zip front fly, five belt loops, a back elastic waistband and a functional drawstring. The pants have a stylish tapered leg and are made from 55% cotton, 4% polyester and 3% spandex.

Like many of the other Cherokee scrubs New Zealand hospitals use, the Cherokee Core Stretch WW200 scrub pants have an excellent choice of pockets. The pants are fitted with a cargo pocket, two back patch pockets and a cell phone pocket with instrument loop. 

Cherokee Workwear 4000 Scrub Pants

Cherokee Workwear 4000 Scrubs Pants Men's Drawstring Cargo Galaxy Blue

Cherokee Workwear 4000 pants are some of the most affordable medical scrubs New Zealand hospitals use. Their simple, comfortable design ensures the pants look professional and fit well. The pants feature a comfort-fit rib knit waistband reinforced with inside elastic for extra support.

The Cherokee Workwear 4000 pants also have a functional zip front fly, four side cargo pockets, two slash pockets and a back patch pocket—perfect for those foldable stethoscopes. The tapered leg design helps the pants to look clean and smart, while the cotton polyester mix ensures they are durable.


The Best Scrub Tops For Women

Cherokee Workwear Revolution WW610 Scrub Top

Cherokee Workwear Revolution WW610 Scrubs Top Women's Mock Wrap Khaki

This flattering scrub top is an excellent choice for doctors and nurses who want to feel comfortable and look good while at work. The mock wrap design of the Cherokee Workwear Revolution WW610 gives the top a clean, contemporary aesthetic, while the polyester, rayon and spandex fabric ensures its hardwearing and practical.

Like other hospital scrubs New Zealand medical institutes use, the top offers a number of specialist features. These include an instrument hook, a logo label with bungee loop, patch pockets and side vents.

Cherokee Workwear Revolution WW710 

Made from 78% polyester, 20% rayon and 2% spandex, the Cherokee Workwear Revolution WW710  scrub top is designed to be tough and long lasting. The top features a classic V-neck design, short sleeves, two pockets and an instrument loop. There is also a logo label with bungee loop and an angled slit pocket. A popular choice for New Zealand scrubs, the top is available in navy, royal and Caribbean blue as well as black, white, teal and pewter.

The Best Scrub Tops for Men

Cherokee Infinity CK900A Scrubs Top Men's V-Neck Red

The Cherokee Infinity CK900A is a high-quality men’s scrub top made from 95% polyester and 5% spandex. The mens V-neck top has an athletic cut and features a grommet detail on the chest pocket, front welt pockets, front and back yokes and stretch rib knit back panels for extra comfort. The stretch poplin fabric makes this top ideal for busy hospital wards, while the triple-needle topstitching ensures the garment is made to last.

Cherokee Workwear Revolution WW670 

The Cherokee Workwear Professionals WW675 is a great all-round scrub top. Affordable, durable and stylish, it’s suitable for hospitals, clinics and other medical settings. The V-neck top has a chest pocket with instrument loop, a back yoke and side vents. It’s made from 63% polyester, 34% cotton and 3% spandex and has a durable design and high-quality finish.


The Best Scrub Jackets

Cherokee Workwear Revolution WW310 Women’s Scrubs Jacket

Most of the scrubs New Zealand hospitals use are designed to be lightweight and cool. However, in the winter months, and in buildings with climate control, a scrub jacket or long sleeve coat may be required. The Cherokee Workwear Revolution WW310 women’s round-neck scrub jacket is ideal for hospital settings. Featuring a classic fit, snap front, two patch pockets and side vents, it’s a comfortable and practical option for the workplace on those damp Auckland winters.

Cherokee Workwear Revolution WW320 Men’s Scrubs Jacket

The Cherokee Workwear Revolution WW320 scrub jacket has a chest pocket, two patch pockets, a cell pocket and knit cuffs. There’s also a sleeve pocket with security zip closure and a back locker loop. Made from 78% polyester, 20% rayon and 2% spandex, it’s perfect for busy hospital wards and medical centres.

The Best Scrub Hats

Cherokee Tooniforms TF506

Scrub hats help to keep hospitals hygienic and hair protected. The Cherokee Tooniforms TF506 features cartoon drawings of Winnie the Pooh. This makes the hat perfect for doctors and nurses working on children’s wards. Explore the Cherokee Tooniforms range for more patterns and designs.

Cherokee Scrub Hats 2506

If you prefer your hats more in line with the classic scrubs look, the Cherokee Scrub 2506 range is ideal. Made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton, they’re durable and comfortable. These scrub hats are available in a choice of colours including pink, burgundy and navy—the perfect match your mock wrap top, cargo-pant bottoms, or round-neck jacket. 

The Best Patterned Scrubs

Cherokee Flexibles 2915C Scrubs Top Women's Mock Wrap Knit Midnight Flight



Patterned scrubs are a great choice for children’s wards and special occasions. Many of the Christmas scrubs New Zealand hospitals use feature bright, bold patterns and designs. Tops like the Cherokee Flexibles 2915C, which is adorned with images of butterflies, are ideal for cheering patients up during the holiday season.

Cherokee Tooniforms Men's V-Neck Scrub Top Aladdin Three Wishes ADTW TF700

Part of the Cherokee Tooniforms range, the Aladdin Three Wishes ADTW TF700 top is perfect for doctors and nurses working on children’s wards. Comfortable, practical and fun, this unisex scrub top will help bring a smile to your patients’ faces. If you’d like to see more of the Christmas scrubs New Zealand hospitals use, explore the other patterned designs in our collection.


How to Find the Right Scrubs For You


Whether it's labcoats or simple nursing uniforms, in most cases, the scrubs New Zealand doctors and nurses wear are bulk ordered by their places of work. Bulk ordering allows hospitals to take advantage of special deals and discounts and can make a significant difference to the price of each unit.

For medical professionals buying scrub pants, tops and jackets themselves, quality is key. Doctors and nurses often wear scrubs all day, every day, and so need garments that will withstand busy hospital life. This means that, while price is an important consideration, it’s often worth investing in high-quality materials and well made items. Not only will purpose-designed scrubs look better and last longer, they’ll also be more comfortable to wear.


Most scrub tops, pants and jackets are available in a selection of sizes—often with unisex options too. Scrub pants usually have a choice of leg lengths while tops are available in sizes ranging from XXS to 5XL. If you’re unsure which size would fit you best, use our online size guide to find the scrubs that are right for you.

Helping to keep hospitals hygienic and giving doctors and nurses a professional appearance, scrubs are an essential piece of medical wear. Find out more, and learn about the scrub tops, pants, jackets and hats we offer, by taking a look around the Medshop site today.

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