Thousands of retired and qualified health professionals sign up to job bank on Spain’s Costa Blanca to help in the fight against Covid-19

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Costa Blanca’s ‘job bank’ to boost health resources has seen a total of 2,361 health professionals offer their services.

Valencia’s Regional Ministry set up the job bank so that retired medical and nursing staff up to the age of 70, and medical staff who do not yet have a speciality can help in the fight against the coronavirus.

Specifically, 104 retired doctors under the age of 70, 1,038 people with a degree in medicine without a specialty, 1,165 people with a degree in nursing and 54 people with a specialty in nursing have signed up.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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