In a move designed to support the long-term sustainability of the nursing profession and encourage young people to seek this career path, the Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) announced a new charter that has been signed by CSH and Ministry of Labour in Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to develop, train and employ new nursing graduates from Jordan in CSH’s Dubai premises.
His Excellency Dr. Maher Al Waked, Jordan’s Minister of Labour, said; “Jordan’s healthcare infrastructure is taking dynamic strides and making rapid progress. Although we see the number of nursing graduates increasing, there are limited initiatives in place that encourage our nationals to opt for the nursing profession. Hence, we see an opportunity to educate the population about its importance. Through this partnership, we will collaborate with leading hospitals outside Jordan to encourage more Jordanian nurses and to make Nursing a more lucrative career for our nationals.”
Mr. Hussein Anani, Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Specialist Hospital said: “Dubai continues to strengthen its position as a regional medical hub, which is in line with the vision of the UAE’s leadership. Huge efforts are being undertaken by the Dubai Government to cater to the soaring demands of a rapidly growing population requiring basic medical services. Private hospitals like Canadian Specialist Hospital play a key role in fulfilling this vision and creating more opportunities for growth.”
“Simultaneously, acquiring and retaining skilled talent is becoming a key issue amid a severe global shortage in qualified nurses. Our Human Resources department has obtained special sanctions from Dubai Health Authority and has launched the Professional Development Program for New Graduate Nurses to encourage and coach in ways that will enable new nurses to maintain their enthusiasm and vision while they are acquire the skills and perspectives needed to operate efficiently within the system. During this program, our intention for new graduate nurses, is to develop the expertise that will lead to confident, intuitive, appropriate and comprehensive nursing care management in line with best international practices,” Anani added.
The Memorandum of Understanding is the first of its kind in the healthcare sector in Jordan, and was jointly signed and facilitated by Dr. Mohammed Al Qudah, Director of Employment and Training at Jordan’s Ministry of Labour and Nisha Varghese, Director of Human Resources at Canadian Specialist Hospital in Dubai.