The government of Barbados has indicated in a communication that the Ghanaian nurses exported to help their public healthcare system have been impressive so far.
According to Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, Barbados's Minister of Health and Wellness, the Ghanaian nurses assigned to various health facilities in the Carribean country are doing marvelously well.
Some of the nurses are stationed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), while others have been posted to polyclinics.
The Minister made this known while addressing the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) political meeting on October 5, 2020.
The government of Ghana in July 2020, exported some 95 nurses to the Caribbean country to assist with healthcare delivery and health-related programmes.
49 female and 46 male nurses left the shores of Ghana to Barbados in fulfillment of a memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries.
While speaking at the political function, Colonel Jeffrey Bostic is reported to have said:
“I am happy to report that, within the next few weeks, now that we have brought 95 nurses from Ghana here who are now into the public health system working and at the QEH, that we are going to extend the opening hours of the polyclinic at St John from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week in the first instance, before we go the full 24 hours,”
QEH’s executive chairman, Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland, is also reported to have indicated that 46 Ghanaian nurses are now working in the country after they underwent some vigorous training.
She is noted to have said:
“The nurses have completed their orientation and have started working in their various speciality areas across the hospital, and they have been so far well-received. So far, we have had no complaints [or] negative feedback associated with those nurses.”
Mrs. Bynoe-Sutherland added that each nurse from Ghana had been assigned a Barbadian nurse who would support them in their adaptation to the new environment and new culture.
In other news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the flagbearer of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM), Reverend Christian Kwabena Andrews, also known as Osofo Kyiri Abosom has said that his party will win the December 2020 polls with 65% votes.
According to Osofo Kyiri Abosom, his party is doing the actual grassroots campaign and the fruit of their labour will materialize on December 7, 2020.
“We are on the ground. The elites are being deceived by what they see in the cities. This is the same mistakes Nkrumah’s opponents made."