Four new nurses joined George Eliot Hospital this week following an international recruitment campaign.
Qualified nurses from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and India joined the ten other nurses from across the world who have already joined the hospital this year. A dedicated Nurse Educator is helping them settle into their ward environments and offering them pastoral support to help them adapt to life in Nuneaton and the UK.
New recruit Cynthia Chepnegeno Bii from Kenya said: “I have moved to the George Eliot Hospital to get more experience and expand my knowledge in different areas of nursing.”
Sinto Cherian who arrived in May from Kerala in India said:” I am now working in Felix Holt Ward and really enjoying working here. Everyone is really friendly and they make you feel like you are part of a family.”
Staff nurse Sujo Jose Uppanmackal, said:” I am developing my skills in the Acute Medical Unit and everyone works together to support you. People also greet you in the corridor every day which makes us feel welcome.”
Daljit Athwal, George Eliot Hospital’s Interim Director of Nursing, said: “We are excited to welcome all of our new international nursing recruits.
“It is fantastic that we are being able to benefit from the skills of these enthusiastic, dedicated and talented young people . These nurses have made the decision to emigrate to develop their professional skills, often leaving family behind. That’s why I am also pleased to see that our nursing teams are helping them to settle into the local community. “
Nurses and midwives who have trained outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and want to work in the UK as a nurse or midwife must gain professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Qualified Nurses that have trained in and outside of Europe must have also successfully passed the International English Language Test at a very high level. George Eliot Hospital uses an International Recruitment Firm to help recruit from overseas.
Photograph from left to right
Sharanya Vinayan, Cynthia Chepnegeno Bii, Lithiya Thomas, Tatenda Seth Muswizu, Benjamin Osondu Udu
Orji Orjinta Orji, Edward Gesiye Daworiye, Sekai Mohohoma, Farah Jay Peregrino.
Sharon Rodman (Nurse Educator)
Sujo Jose Uppanmackal, Jeffery Loren Zurbano, Cristy Belle Jaleco,
Daljit Athwal (Interim Director of Nursing)
Rupinder Kaur Dhillon, Sinto Cherian