More EU nurses must be recruited

Basildon Recorder: More EU nurses must be recruited More EU nurses must be recruited

MORE nurses will have to be recruited from countries in the EU to ensure Basildon Hospital has enough, says a report.

Two hundred nurses have already been recruited in the past year after a recruitment drive, which brought in staff from Spain, the Philippines and the UK.

The new appointments were made so the hospital could keep vacancies below seven per cent, but a new report says more nurses will still be needed.

Author of the report, Meera Nair, who is assistant director of workforce and organisational development at the hospital, said further details would be looked at in the next fewweeks.

She said: “Though the trust record in recruitment has been successful, it is the view of the recruitment group that sustaining vacancy levels at below seven per cent can only be achieved by recruiting from outside the UK, again.”

More than 100 nurses were recruited from Spain and the Philippines, with 32 of the 43 recruited from Spain already registered with the hospital and due to start work.

In contrast, nurses from the Philippines have been unable to register as swiftly, with unexpected delays resulting in many still waiting to register, nine months after being recruited.

Mrs Nair added: “The view from the heads of nursing, in light of the recent experience with the Philippines, is to consider recruitment from the EU, and in particular Spain or Portugal.”

She added recruiting UK nurses has become increasingly difficult as demand for them had increased across the country.

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7:32am Thu 29 May 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

And I'm sure they'll get the backing of the newly elected basildon pragmatic society
And I'm sure they'll get the backing of the newly elected basildon pragmatic society Richy don't shine shoes no more
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7:40am Thu 29 May 14

angryofessex says...

I thought we had had high youth unemployment. Why have people not been trained for this profession, it’s relatively well paid and secure, so what’s the problem?
I thought we had had high youth unemployment. Why have people not been trained for this profession, it’s relatively well paid and secure, so what’s the problem? angryofessex
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9:09am Thu 29 May 14

DannyK86 says...

angryofessex wrote:
I thought we had had high youth unemployment. Why have people not been trained for this profession, it’s relatively well paid and secure, so what’s the problem?
Nursing is a difficult profession to train for and takes 3 years of combined study and training that is already funded by the government. I would say the majority of unemployed youth hanging around the dole office aren't the type that would be best suited to the role!
[quote][p][bold]angryofessex[/bold] wrote: I thought we had had high youth unemployment. Why have people not been trained for this profession, it’s relatively well paid and secure, so what’s the problem?[/p][/quote]Nursing is a difficult profession to train for and takes 3 years of combined study and training that is already funded by the government. I would say the majority of unemployed youth hanging around the dole office aren't the type that would be best suited to the role! DannyK86
  • Score: 12

10:00am Thu 29 May 14

Vange Resident says...

Dont waste your time, close Basildon Hospital down, the place need to be closed and the management sacked! move the services to Southend and Queens until a new and management team are brought in (i dont mean old staff coming back once they get a pay off). Basildon Hospital will not improve under its current management team.
Dont waste your time, close Basildon Hospital down, the place need to be closed and the management sacked! move the services to Southend and Queens until a new and management team are brought in (i dont mean old staff coming back once they get a pay off). Basildon Hospital will not improve under its current management team. Vange Resident
  • Score: -3

10:45am Thu 29 May 14

Jack222 says...

WHY EU? Why not Australia or anywhere else?

The issue is surely - shortage of nurses. Who can we get to do the job now?
WHY EU? Why not Australia or anywhere else? The issue is surely - shortage of nurses. Who can we get to do the job now? Jack222
  • Score: 2

11:55am Thu 29 May 14

angryofessex says...

DannyK86 wrote:
angryofessex wrote:
I thought we had had high youth unemployment. Why have people not been trained for this profession, it’s relatively well paid and secure, so what’s the problem?
Nursing is a difficult profession to train for and takes 3 years of combined study and training that is already funded by the government. I would say the majority of unemployed youth hanging around the dole office aren't the type that would be best suited to the role!
So what you are saying is that British people are not capable and we have no choice but to rely on people from abroad. I don’t understand you point that it takes 3 years to train an nurse, many jobs take 3 years and more, so what.
[quote][p][bold]DannyK86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angryofessex[/bold] wrote: I thought we had had high youth unemployment. Why have people not been trained for this profession, it’s relatively well paid and secure, so what’s the problem?[/p][/quote]Nursing is a difficult profession to train for and takes 3 years of combined study and training that is already funded by the government. I would say the majority of unemployed youth hanging around the dole office aren't the type that would be best suited to the role![/p][/quote]So what you are saying is that British people are not capable and we have no choice but to rely on people from abroad. I don’t understand you point that it takes 3 years to train an nurse, many jobs take 3 years and more, so what. angryofessex
  • Score: -6

7:14pm Thu 29 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
And I'm sure they'll get the backing of the newly elected basildon pragmatic society
Who be they?
[quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: And I'm sure they'll get the backing of the newly elected basildon pragmatic society[/p][/quote]Who be they? Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

7:18pm Thu 29 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

Disgusting. I do not believe there aren't enough home grown nurses.

Whatever happened to British jobs for British workers - something Labour were promoting at one time...wasn't it Gordon Brown that once advocated it.

Funny then, that if the rest of us say it, we're racists.

This is just another excuse to import more cheap foreign labour, many of whom cannot speak English. I know of incidences of nurses giving out medication, yet they had no command of English. How in h3ll does that work?

This is yet more two fingered salutes at British people. I just don't buy the excuses at all.

No wonder people voted UKIP in droves last week.

That said, I hope they deliver on a national level. The local Basildon ones will do a good job but I don't hold much hope for some of the abysmal "management" at head office.
Disgusting. I do not believe there aren't enough home grown nurses. Whatever happened to British jobs for British workers - something Labour were promoting at one time...wasn't it Gordon Brown that once advocated it. Funny then, that if the rest of us say it, we're racists. This is just another excuse to import more cheap foreign labour, many of whom cannot speak English. I know of incidences of nurses giving out medication, yet they had no command of English. How in h3ll does that work? This is yet more two fingered salutes at British people. I just don't buy the excuses at all. No wonder people voted UKIP in droves last week. That said, I hope they deliver on a national level. The local Basildon ones will do a good job but I don't hold much hope for some of the abysmal "management" at head office. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -5

8:47pm Thu 29 May 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Disgusting. I do not believe there aren't enough home grown nurses.

Whatever happened to British jobs for British workers - something Labour were promoting at one time...wasn't it Gordon Brown that once advocated it.

Funny then, that if the rest of us say it, we're racists.

This is just another excuse to import more cheap foreign labour, many of whom cannot speak English. I know of incidences of nurses giving out medication, yet they had no command of English. How in h3ll does that work?

This is yet more two fingered salutes at British people. I just don't buy the excuses at all.

No wonder people voted UKIP in droves last week.

That said, I hope they deliver on a national level. The local Basildon ones will do a good job but I don't hold much hope for some of the abysmal "management" at head office.
I'd hate to think there were out of work nurses in the UK before recruiting outside the UK. Certainly regional.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Disgusting. I do not believe there aren't enough home grown nurses. Whatever happened to British jobs for British workers - something Labour were promoting at one time...wasn't it Gordon Brown that once advocated it. Funny then, that if the rest of us say it, we're racists. This is just another excuse to import more cheap foreign labour, many of whom cannot speak English. I know of incidences of nurses giving out medication, yet they had no command of English. How in h3ll does that work? This is yet more two fingered salutes at British people. I just don't buy the excuses at all. No wonder people voted UKIP in droves last week. That said, I hope they deliver on a national level. The local Basildon ones will do a good job but I don't hold much hope for some of the abysmal "management" at head office.[/p][/quote]I'd hate to think there were out of work nurses in the UK before recruiting outside the UK. Certainly regional. Richy don't shine shoes no more
  • Score: 3

9:49pm Thu 29 May 14

jayman says...

vote UKIP!!! they will deal with this 'problem' by privatising the NHS and getting us out of the EU. Problems such as, basic human rights, the EU free market, your boss not expecting you to pull 60 hrs weeks with little or no working rights and free healthcare provision will be but a distant memory as you die a slow death in a charity hospital from work related illness. For most of the above, you can also vote Tory..
vote UKIP!!! they will deal with this 'problem' by privatising the NHS and getting us out of the EU. Problems such as, basic human rights, the EU free market, your boss not expecting you to pull 60 hrs weeks with little or no working rights and free healthcare provision will be but a distant memory as you die a slow death in a charity hospital from work related illness. For most of the above, you can also vote Tory.. jayman
  • Score: 3

10:12am Fri 30 May 14

sinister footwear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Disgusting. I do not believe there aren't enough home grown nurses.

Whatever happened to British jobs for British workers - something Labour were promoting at one time...wasn't it Gordon Brown that once advocated it.

Funny then, that if the rest of us say it, we're racists.

This is just another excuse to import more cheap foreign labour, many of whom cannot speak English. I know of incidences of nurses giving out medication, yet they had no command of English. How in h3ll does that work?

This is yet more two fingered salutes at British people. I just don't buy the excuses at all.

No wonder people voted UKIP in droves last week.

That said, I hope they deliver on a national level. The local Basildon ones will do a good job but I don't hold much hope for some of the abysmal "management" at head office.
The nursing shortage is a worldwide crisis and has absolutely nothing to do with economic immigration.

You lot have one track minds.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Disgusting. I do not believe there aren't enough home grown nurses. Whatever happened to British jobs for British workers - something Labour were promoting at one time...wasn't it Gordon Brown that once advocated it. Funny then, that if the rest of us say it, we're racists. This is just another excuse to import more cheap foreign labour, many of whom cannot speak English. I know of incidences of nurses giving out medication, yet they had no command of English. How in h3ll does that work? This is yet more two fingered salutes at British people. I just don't buy the excuses at all. No wonder people voted UKIP in droves last week. That said, I hope they deliver on a national level. The local Basildon ones will do a good job but I don't hold much hope for some of the abysmal "management" at head office.[/p][/quote]The nursing shortage is a worldwide crisis and has absolutely nothing to do with economic immigration. You lot have one track minds. sinister footwear
  • Score: 2

9:22pm Fri 30 May 14

ThisYear says...

angryofessex wrote:
DannyK86 wrote:
angryofessex wrote:
I thought we had had high youth unemployment. Why have people not been trained for this profession, it’s relatively well paid and secure, so what’s the problem?
Nursing is a difficult profession to train for and takes 3 years of combined study and training that is already funded by the government. I would say the majority of unemployed youth hanging around the dole office aren't the type that would be best suited to the role!
So what you are saying is that British people are not capable and we have no choice but to rely on people from abroad. I don’t understand you point that it takes 3 years to train an nurse, many jobs take 3 years and more, so what.
Are you a nurse? If not...get cracking..
[quote][p][bold]angryofessex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DannyK86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angryofessex[/bold] wrote: I thought we had had high youth unemployment. Why have people not been trained for this profession, it’s relatively well paid and secure, so what’s the problem?[/p][/quote]Nursing is a difficult profession to train for and takes 3 years of combined study and training that is already funded by the government. I would say the majority of unemployed youth hanging around the dole office aren't the type that would be best suited to the role![/p][/quote]So what you are saying is that British people are not capable and we have no choice but to rely on people from abroad. I don’t understand you point that it takes 3 years to train an nurse, many jobs take 3 years and more, so what.[/p][/quote]Are you a nurse? If not...get cracking.. ThisYear
  • Score: 3

9:24pm Fri 30 May 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
And I'm sure they'll get the backing of the newly elected basildon pragmatic society
Who be they?
* Points to Bas council chambers says:

"There be monsters"
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: And I'm sure they'll get the backing of the newly elected basildon pragmatic society[/p][/quote]Who be they?[/p][/quote]* Points to Bas council chambers says: "There be monsters" ThisYear
  • Score: 0

9:36pm Fri 30 May 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Disgusting. I do not believe there aren't enough home grown nurses.

Whatever happened to British jobs for British workers - something Labour were promoting at one time...wasn't it Gordon Brown that once advocated it.

Funny then, that if the rest of us say it, we're racists.

This is just another excuse to import more cheap foreign labour, many of whom cannot speak English. I know of incidences of nurses giving out medication, yet they had no command of English. How in h3ll does that work?

This is yet more two fingered salutes at British people. I just don't buy the excuses at all.

No wonder people voted UKIP in droves last week.

That said, I hope they deliver on a national level. The local Basildon ones will do a good job but I don't hold much hope for some of the abysmal "management" at head office.
*This is just another excuse to import more cheap foreign labour, many of whom cannot speak English.

You accuse the Tories of using this as an excuse?

"I know of incidences of nurses giving out medication, yet they had no command of English"

Like to expand on that claim?

Or is this just another of your...err...err...n
on substantiated claims
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Disgusting. I do not believe there aren't enough home grown nurses. Whatever happened to British jobs for British workers - something Labour were promoting at one time...wasn't it Gordon Brown that once advocated it. Funny then, that if the rest of us say it, we're racists. This is just another excuse to import more cheap foreign labour, many of whom cannot speak English. I know of incidences of nurses giving out medication, yet they had no command of English. How in h3ll does that work? This is yet more two fingered salutes at British people. I just don't buy the excuses at all. No wonder people voted UKIP in droves last week. That said, I hope they deliver on a national level. The local Basildon ones will do a good job but I don't hold much hope for some of the abysmal "management" at head office.[/p][/quote]*This is just another excuse to import more cheap foreign labour, many of whom cannot speak English. You accuse the Tories of using this as an excuse? "I know of incidences of nurses giving out medication, yet they had no command of English" Like to expand on that claim? Or is this just another of your...err...err...n on substantiated claims ThisYear
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