Hospital bosses recruiting from Philippines and Europe

via – BOSSES of Fairfield and three other Greater Manchester hospitals are flying staff 7,000 miles across the world to recruit nurses in the Philippines and Europe due to a staffing crisis. Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which also runs North Manchester General and The Royal Oldham hospitals, and Read more »

NY Pinoy nurses demand safer workplaces

By Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau After a nurse was assaulted by a patient a week ago, health care workers at The Allen Pavilion Hospital held a vigil to pray for safety in the work place. The victim, Michael Berkowitz, said, “This happens all the time and with Read more »

DOH allows nurses to own birth clinics

By John Carlo Cahinhinan/ – The Department of Health (DOH) has finally allowed registered nurses as among the healthcare providers who can own, manage and operate birthing clinics and facilities. Rosendo Sualog of the DOH-Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau (HFSRB) said the new policy seeks to drastically reduce mother Read more »

Caregiver trainee program coming up short, but options on table also daunting

By Tomohiro Osaki/ Filipino caregiver Mary Grace Subardiaga gently wipes the runny nose of an elderly woman with dementia as she tries to feed her lunch at a Tokyo nursing home. The octogenarian patient responds with a tantrum. Unperturbed, Subardiaga moves a spoonful of curry to her mouth and tells Read more »

The worsening ‘toxic’ work condition of Filipino nurses

By Anne Marxe D. Umil/ – When Jose (not his real name), a registered nurse, started to work in a public hospital in Manila, he didn’t think that he would be on-duty for 16 straight hours. It went on for a week and he thought of quitting his job. Read more »

Jobs for Pinoy nurses available in Ireland

via – A placement agency in Ireland is looking to hire 50 Filipino nurses. Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz confirmed a report by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in London that Triopharm Ltd. is planning to hire 50 Filipino nurses for its client, Ardmore Care Home Group Limited. Read more »

Three UK hospitals in need of Pinoy health professionals

via – Three hospitals in the United Kingdom are in need of Filipino healthcare professionals, opening the gates for hundreds of would-be OFWs. In a statement Tuesday, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), which is under the labor department, has just approved 270 job Read more »

Hospital forced to recruit 200 Filipino nurses to plug severe staffing shortages as experts warn 20,000 NHS posts are vacant

By Sophie Borland FOR THE DAILY MAIL An understaffed hospital trust has hired 200 nurses from the Philippines having failed to recruit any from the UK. Gloucestershire Hospitals – which serves 612,000 patients – is also aiming to appoint dozens of nurses from Spain, Portugal and India over the coming Read more »

Japan grants one-year extension for Filipino nurses

via – Filipino and Indonesian nurses will get the chance to train more to pass Japan’s rigorous nursing and care qualification exams after its government allowed trainees to stay an additional year. A report on Japan Times said the extension would also give candidates who failed but received good Read more »

DOLE notes greater demand for Pinoy nurses in UK

via -Filipino nurses wanting to work abroad may want to consider the United Kingdom, the Department of Labor and Employment said Friday. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said this was indicated in a report from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in London. “(T)wo UK-based foreign placement agencies acting on behalf Read more »