Government has secured employment for 35 registered Grenadian nurses with the Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago.
After weeks of discussions and negotiations with the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, according to a memorandum dated Thursday 5 June from the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health Grenada, travel arrangements for the nurses have been completed.
The nurses will depart Grenada this coming Monday via Caribbean Airlines BW441 at 7:40 am. On arrival in Trinidad, the Grenadian healthcare practitioners will be kept at an hotel for two weeks, during which they will be presented to the Nursing Council of Trinidad and Tobago. They will participate in an orientation programme on 11-12 June.
Director of Nursing, Acting Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in the Ministry of Health Grenada, Priscilla Hopkin, said housing arrangements are completed and the nurses will be given uniform allowances as is normal.
Hopkin also confirmed that the Grenadian nurses will be awarded 3-year contracts and will be employed at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex located in Champ Fleurs, Trinidad.