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Portuguese nurses to fill 'shortage' at East Anglian trust


Outrageous blog 7.39 not at all. you are obviously hypersensitive to the issue. I have worked for 30 years in a multi-national hospital where language causing break downs in communication and resultant errors was never an issue. I worked with Portuguese nurses who are very highly trained, competent and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. An English doctor working there in A&E and is still learning the local language, but without any special aptitude for it, also said recently on the world radio service that it was not a problem. in my view the British in the UK complicate everything including EU laws as they are resistant to change and the acceptance of anything new and have a very narrow and unaccepting world view especially where foreigners are concerned. welcome them and learn from them as well as sharing your knowledge with them. a congenial atmosphere where one welcomes and integrates people's differences is a far more productive one which benefits everybody and enhances patient care.

Posted date

6 June, 2013

Posted time

1:42 pm