Ghanaian-trained nurse in the UK explains why he would never return to work in Ghana


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A Ghanaian nurse who has migrated to the United Kingdom has stated why he would not be returning to the nation whenever shortly, even although he served below for 8 decades.

With no stating his actual identify, the male nurse who favored to only be termed Samuel, stated that the added benefits he presently enjoys operating in the British isles like the capacity to preserve up enough revenue even following getting treatment of a large amount of bills, is more than enough for him to remain working there, a report by has explained.

“Things have been actually rough at the time, specially for nurses. So, when I experienced the opportunity to go away the region [Ghana], I did all I can to seize it. I read about this chance from some pals who ended up in the United kingdom by now.

“The course of action takes concerning 6 months to a year. I did not have to shell out any cash. I just wrote the IELTS, an English Language proficiency examination, and some some others. I then applied to be part of the Uk NMC. They then invited me into the region. I then searched for a slot in a clinic in the Uk. I obtained a sponsorship letter from the healthcare facility, and then received myself a visa,” he spelled out.

Samuel additional said that since moving to the Uk, he has appear to take pleasure in the entire world of distinction in phrases of the disorders of assistance he skilled in Ghana and what he now enjoys in the British isles.

“We are allowed to go with our households. I went with my spouse. We did not battle at all. I was specified a month’s accommodation for totally free. My wife is a midwife as nicely. She is allowed to go by the procedure and safe a occupation for herself. I have been listed here for three months, and I ought to say, this is my greatest selection yet. This is a extremely great put and I will advocate each individual Ghanaian nurse to comply with in my footsteps. There is a large variation between the ailments of company right here [in UK] and in Ghana. We have everything we need to have to operate with. I really do not have to assume of what to try to eat at perform.

“I get the job done for 12 hrs a working day, we gain a bare minimum of 12 lbs . an hour. I get paid extra than that. I never shell out so significantly on transportation. I reside 20 minutes away from my office, and so I typically stroll. When I was in Ghana, I was not able to conserve up to even GH¢1000. In the Uk, I am in a position to help you save a lot more than 500 lbs in a month, which is close to GH¢4500 in Ghana,” he additional.

Samuel also disclosed that he is not by itself wherever he is, as additional than 15 of his mates have also joined him in the United kingdom, also simply because of work.

Questioned if he has any intentions of returning to Ghana, he experienced an intriguing response.

“Come back? I am guaranteed I will appear again if I want to come down and see my parents. But if you are inquiring if I intend to occur back and perform in Ghana, that is extremely hard. Let’s be frank.

“Leadership should really have to go the further mile to make us return,” he stated.

Previously, GhanaWeb noted on how the President of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GNRMA), Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo, experienced indicated that quite a few of their users have relocated to other areas of the environment, such as the United Kingdom, in lookup of superior disorders of service.

She described that the alarming variety of nurses travelling to additional superior countries is because of to the latest financial hardships in the state.

She stated that most these nurses know that their incomes will quadruple when they go to international locations like the British isles.

“Yes, Ghanaian nurses are shifting to the British isles in droves. They are transferring. Each working day they are going. Which is when you realize your profits can be quadrupled,” she said.

She also stated that there are some seasoned lecturers from Ghana who have also taken on the alternatives to journey to other elements of the planet for greener pastures, a situation she lamented about.

“It will desire you to know that most seasoned specialist lecturers are leaving, and it all boils down to performing problems,” she extra.

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