PSYCHIATRIC nurses Bridget Mdzinga (left) and Juliet Phiri have arrived in north Yorkshire from Malawi to work and learn at Harrogate District Hospital.
They are on a three-month scholarship from Zomba Mental Hospital, the African country’s only government-funded mental health facility.
Ms Phiri said: ‘Our resources are unavoidably stretched. One psychiatric nurse can be responsible for up to 30 acutely ill patients. I mainly work in the ICU whereas Bridget’s work is based in the community.
‘We are really looking forward to using this opportunity to learn more about community mental health services.’