First cohort of international nurse recruits arrive at Moorfields

Moorfields Eye Hospital has welcomed the first of a cohort of international nurse recruits this month. The group of six nurses are arriving in the UK all from different countries across the world.

Moorfields has been collaborating with CapitalNurse for several months to facilitate this new wave of international recruitment. Two further cohorts of nurses will also be joining us. All of the new recruits have a purpose-built programme of training to undertake the Objective Standard Clinical Examination (OSCE) exam, and have local accommodation arranged to get them settled into London.

“Our first cohort of nurses are starting their induction on Wednesday 3rd of August, with more in the pipeline,” said Waiss Taraki, recruitment and pastoral lead at Moorfields. “We hope everyone will join in celebrating this occasion and welcoming them to the trust.”

The first two nurses to arrive were Evelyn Aziebu, an ophthalmic nurse who trained in Ghana who has also worked in Barbados for the last two years, and Irene Botsane, a general nurse who trained in Lesotho and is interested in specialising further here. They were shortly followed by Beulah Tella, a theatre nurse from India and Christian Legarda, a theatre nurse who trained in the Philippines, and two other nurses will be joining shortly.

“It’s a dream come true for me,” said Beulah. “I’m grateful and feel immensely blessed that I got an opportunity to work with Moorfields. The staff are very welcoming and I am thrilled to start working with them.”

“We’re very keen to learn the UK system and would appreciate any guidance from our new colleagues,” Irene added. “We promise to uphold the Moorfields values and provide excellent care.”

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