A recruiting drive in the Philippines aims to attract nurses to come and work in Irish hospitals.
A shortage of nurses led the major Dublin hospitals to head to the Philippines in 2000. Aileen O'Meara reports from Manila, where local nurses have come to find out more about working in Ireland. Most of them are destined for Beaumont Hospital, and some have heard good things about Dublin from their friends in the Mater Hospital. They will earn up to ten times the salary they would get in the Philippines, as they will be paid the same salary as Irish nurses.
Recruiter Kate Cowhig says they are having candidates sourced locally, and people have got over the idea that there is a civil war in Ireland. Marie Keane, Director of Nursing at Beaumont Hospital is on her first visit to the Philippines and is impressed by what she has seen.
An RTÉ News report from 12 September 2000.