DHA recruits nurses for expansion projects
Dubai, August 20, 2014
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has recruited as many as 531 nurses from various countries including India, Philippines and Jordan, to increase manpower ahead of the completion of several healthcare projects.
Abdulla Balhouma, head of planning and recruitment section at the DHA, said: “The move is in line with the growth of the health sector in Dubai. Few of the DHA’s projects will be completed shortly, therefore we began the recruitment drive.
“The recruitment has been based on a detailed work-force plan which takes into consideration various factors such as specialty of manpower needed, number of nurses per hospital bed etc.”
The expansion of the Trauma Centre is underway currently, while the expansion of the neonatal unit at Latifa Hospital is in its last stages of completion, said a statement.
Many of the nurses are highly specialised such as critical care nurses, intensive care unit (ICU) nurses, obstetrics and gynaecology nurses and surgical nurses, it said.
The DHA is also providing several training opportunities for its nursing staff to pursue their training while they continue to work with it.
It has also been working with various medical colleges in the UAE to recruit Emirati nurses, said the statement.
The colleges include University of Sharjah, Higher Colleges of Technology, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, Fatma College of Health Sciences as well as international colleges such as the University of Bradford. - TradeArabia News Service