Long-Waited Filipino Nurses to Finland

The 20 nurses recruited from the Philippines by the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa will arrive there today, reports Helsingin Sanomat.


The long-awaited group of 20 Filipino nurses is to arrive today – Thursday.
These nurses are only a small step on the way to improving the acute shortage of nursing professionals in Finland, but it is a major shift in the recruitment policy of Finnish hospitals.
This is the first time for the public health sector to look for labour force actively from outside of Europe. For the first time they will also be placed in the demanding special fields of nursing.
      The new nurses are scheduled to start work at the Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) on April 19th. They will be placed in pairs in the hospitals of Meilahti, Töölö, Herttoniemi, Jorvi, and Peijas, as well as in the Surgical Hospital in Helsinki.

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