In the days after the Brexit vote, hundreds of thousands of migrants from across Europe are now flooding into the Irish healthcare system.
But one Irish nurse says she’s concerned about the migrant nurses who will be joining them.
Read moreThis migrant nurse says that if they’re accepted into the hospital, they will have no say in how the care is organised, and that the hospital staff who have already been accepted will not be allowed to have any say.
“We’ve already had a lot of foreign nurses come in and now it looks like we’re going to have a whole new group of people coming in and taking over.””
Migrant nurses from Italy have arrived in Dublin to begin work in the Irish system.”
We’ve already had a lot of foreign nurses come in and now it looks like we’re going to have a whole new group of people coming in and taking over.”
Migrant nurses from Italy have arrived in Dublin to begin work in the Irish system.
The nurse, who asked not to be named, said she and her fellow nurses from the Italian healthcare sector have been working hard to get to know the new staff.
I don’t think it’s a big deal. “
It’s very exciting to see that people are taking the new opportunities.”
I don’t think it’s a big deal.
We’ve been around for over 20 years, so we know how it works and we have experience.
“She added: “It would be a big boost for the Irish NHS, but we are also worried about what happens to the nurses who have been accepted and the patients they are treating.
“We are just waiting for them to be here and trained and then they will be here to support them, so it is a big risk.”
In September, Irish Health Minister Leo Varadkar said he was open to the idea of the Irish Medical Association supporting a new migrant nurse recruitment process if there was a need.
The Government said it was not looking at whether or not the new migrants could be Irish citizens or permanent residents, and would have to go through a background check.
However, some have questioned whether a nurse could be eligible for an Irish visa, or whether they should apply for Irish residency instead.
A spokesperson for the Minister said that the Government was working to find out more about the matter and would be “fully open to supporting any proposals that are brought forward”.
A spokesperson said:”The Government has always said that it is committed to providing an exceptional level of service to all people.”
It has been clear from the start that our immigration system will be a top priority for the Government in the future, and there will be no changes to the existing visa arrangements until further notice.
“A spokesperson from the Department said: