95 Ghanaian nurses arrive on 2-year contract in Barbados

Ghanaian nurses arrive in Barbados || Ninety-five Ghanaian nurses arrived on an initial two year contract in Barbados.

The 95 Ghanaian nurses arrived Thursday at Grantley Adams International Airport on a chartered flight, Azores Airlines.

The team, consisting of 49 women and 46 men who have signed up to help provide healthcare locally in the Caribbean region.

They were greeted with greetings and elbow bumps by the Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, newly elected Minister of Tourism and International Transport Senator Lisa Cummins and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Executive Chairman Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland.

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The health minister said he was happy that they had finally landed though their arrival was a long time in coming.

“These nurses will work in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as well as in the primary healthcare market, which is the Geriatric Hospitals and polyclinics,” he says.

Nursing officer Lorraine Atopley, speaking on behalf of the Ghana contingent, stated:

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“Thank you very much for welcoming us and greetings from her President, Nana Akufo-Addo, and all the employees of the Ministry of Health’s human resources (in Ghana), from them.”

She said the nurses ‘team hopes to have “healthy experiences” with the patients “for the next two years or more.” When she added: “or more,” there were laughs and cheers from her colleagues and Barbados’ Health Minister Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic, Tourism Minister Senator Lisa Cummins along with other officials from both their ministries.

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Atopley added: “We pledge to work hard to offer good service to all, and to be at peace with all.”


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