The Ministry of Health will today, November 5, 2019, begin recruitment of experienced Ghanaian nurses for export to Barbados.
The recruitment is targeted at getting highly motivated nurses with at least three and five years’ experience in critical care, cardiac catheterization, emergency room, operating theatre, ophthalmic, and general nursing.
Successful candidates will get a two-year contract to work with Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados.
Qualified nurses have to put in their application through the Ministry of Health recruitment portal from November 5 to November 7, 2019
“Shortlisted applicants will undergo an interview process,” a letter from the Ministry of Health to the Nurses and Midwife Council copied to the various teaching hospitals across the country, health training institutions and other stakeholders said.
Shortlisted applicants, according to the Ministry, will further be interviewed and qualified nurses selected for export to Barbados.
The decision to export Ghanaian nurses to Barbados is in line with an agreement reached between Ghana government and its counterpart in Barbados in June this year during bilateral discussions between President Akufo Addo and Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Motley in Barnadian capital of Bridgetown.
The Barbadian Prime Minister had told Nana Akufo-Addo that they were searching for 400 nurses, to which Ghana was reported to have agreed to offer 375 nurses to the Caribbean nation which is said to be in shortage of skilled caregivers.
“We have a surplus of nurses in Ghana, and placing them all in our public health system is one of my headaches. There have been a lot (of nurses) produced, which, for several years, we have not been able to do anything with,” Nana Akufo-Addo told the prime minister.