Gibraltar Health Authority Welcomes 16 Newly Qualified Nurses

Minister of Health greets the new nurses Credit: Gibraltar Government

AS 2020 was nominated by the World Health Organisation the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honour of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the decision has highlighted the importance of well-trained medical staff especially during the time of a pandemic.

In an ongoing programme to try to bring as much instruction as possible onto the Rock, the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) has entered into a long-term partnership with St George’s University of London and Kingston University London to provide training.

There are a number of Gibraltar-based courses including BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) and a Diploma in Higher Education (Nursing) and now 16 nurses have qualified and are joining the GHA on a full-time basis.

Four Enrolled Nurses were successful in achieving a Diploma in Higher Education (Nursing) following a two-year programme and a further 12 staff Nurses who have completed their BSc (Hons)Nursing (Adult) degree are also joining the team.

Part of their training saw the 16 becoming an element of the Gibraltar health team fighting against Covid-19 as well as caring for patients and now that the temporary importation of emergency medical staff from the UK has finished, there will be plenty for these newly qualified nurses to do.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page


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