First batch of Ghanaian Nurses to Barbados arrive
Ninety-five Ghanaian nurses, who successfully passed a Recruitment Interview conducted by a Ghanaian and Barbadian Select Committee, for a two-year nursing contract in Barbados, arrived in Bridgetown, the capital of the Caribbean nation yesterday.
The visibly happy nurses, comprising 46 males and 49 females, were seen off at the Kotoka International Airport by the Deputy Minister for Health, Hon Tina Gifty Mensah and some officials from the Ministry.
Addressing the health care professionals before departure, Hon. Tina Mensah advised them to be diligent, exhibit professionalism in the work and observe the laws of Barbados to raise high the flag of Ghana.
She underlined the need for the nurses to also observe the culture of their host country to facilitate their stay since they were moving into a new environment with different culture and tradition.
The nurses were welcomed by the Barbados’ Minister for Health, Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic, Minister for Tourism, Senator Lisa Cummins and other government officials.
The nurses will be posted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Geriatric Hospitals and polyclinics to support health care delivery in Barbados.