131 Filipino Nurses Hired in Lincolnshire Hospital

Some 131 Filipino nurses are expeced to fill staff shortages at hospitals in the United Kingdom, according to BBC News.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) at Lincolnshire previously hired nurses from Greece, Spain and Portugal.

To help them adjust to the new life in the UK, an international support nurse will guide them.

Head of Nurse Education at the trust, Russell Outen-Coe, said they had “learned many lessons from previous recruitment drives”.

“What we’ve done is recruit an international support nurse at each site to support any nurse that comes to ULHT,” she said, adding that the support nurses help ease the problems nurses face when they arrive such as finding accommodation.

Sheila Marriott, regional director for the Royal College of Nursing, said the support extended to foreign nurses is very important as they ensure the workers coming to work for NHS will have an easy transition.