Barbados to recruit 400 nurses from Ghana August 13


A six-member team will set off from Barbados on August 13 to Ghana to recruit about 400 Ghanaian nurses for their health system.

Barbados Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic made the announcement Friday during Government’s post-Cabinet press briefing at Government Headquarters, Bay Street, St Michael.

The six-member team will comprise the chairman of the Board of the QEH, a second board member who is a representative of the Council of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados, the director of nursing and the director of human resources. The Chief Nursing Officer in the Ministry Health and a representative from the Barbados Council will round out the delegation.

They will travel from August 13 to 26.

An assessment will be made of Ghana’s system and certification, followed by registration and recruitment.

Last month, Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo made an official visit to Barbados and offered the services of up to 400 nurses to address the shortage here.

Bostic said he was also pleased with the operation of the 24-hour polyclinic at Winston Scott Polyclinic.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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