159 new nurses to join health ser­vices and care for the el­derly

Malta Independent - - FRONT PAGE -

One hun­dred and fifty-nine nurses com­pleted their stud­ies and are ready to be­gin work­ing in their pro­fes­sion. Min­is­ter for Health Chris Fearne said that “it’s re­ward­ing to see the num­ber of young peo­ple who chose this pro­fes­sion, one which needs huge ded­i­ca­tion, but which also is re­ward­ing in it­self.”

Of these 159 nurses, there are 128 nurses who will be join­ing health ser­vices, while 31 other nurses will be en­gaged in the fields of care for the el­derly.

“In re­cent years, the num­ber of nurses in the health ser­vices ac­tu­ally in­creased con­sid­er­ably in 2013, with 1,157 stu­dents be­com­ing nurses. This is al­le­vi­at­ing the short­age of nurses that there was over the years,” Fearne added.

Fur­ther­more, later this year it is ex­pected that 20 more stu­dents are to be­come nurses.

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