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UK turns to Asia for nurses to cover staff shortages

Hospitals recruit health workers from India and Philippines amid fall from EU

Nurses take their oaths in Manila. The high caliber of the nurses and training programs in the Philippines and the experience of recruiting in the country has made it one of the nursing strongholds in Asia.   © Reuters

LONDON -- Zaira Paz, a nurse from the Philippines, arrived in the U.K. more than a year ago to work and help support her family back home.

She had first applied to work in Singapore, but later set her sights on Britain when it opened up to applicants, as examination costs would be covered by the hospital there. Paz also felt an English-language environment was important to be able to communicate with patients.

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