Saturday, March 21, 2009

French Nurses Gravitate To English Hospitals: Recruiters

A nurse prepares a flu shot. Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, Montreal Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL – Young francophone nurses are gravitating toward employment in English hospitals in order to improve their chances of getting more work on day shifts, nursing recruiters acknowledged Saturday.

In most hospitals rooted in Montreal’s English-speaking communities, older workers with seniority generally share the night-shift burden with entry-level workers; that rarely happens on the French side, recruiters said.

“It’s really a very different culture on the English side,” said Gisèle Dubuc, co-ordinator of nursing recruitment and retention at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital.

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