Overseas recruitment remains essential to quality Irish healthcare

Overseas nurses will continue to play an essential role in holding our health system in place and providing high quality care to Irish patients, according to leading Irish healthcare recruiter Morgan McKinley Health – which has established a specific presence in India to recruit qualified nursing professionals to Ireland from that country and wider Asia. Morgan McKinley Health is part of Irish owned global professional services recruitment group, Morgan McKinley.

Norrie Fitzgerald, Director of Morgan McKinley Health said: “While there is a crisis in resourcing within the Irish health service, Ireland is not unique as there is a global challenge around clinical resourcing.”

“Every year approximately 900 nurses emigrate from India to Ireland where over 6,300 Indian nationals are currently registered as nurses in this country – around 9% of the total number of nurses on the Nursing and Midwifery Board. This is growing in number and the Irish health system could not survive without them.”

“Morgan McKinley Health comprises a growing team of over 100 recruitment and compliance professionals across India and Ireland. We have specialist teams with extensive experience delivering talent to the Irish healthcare sector; and we understand the challenges and requirements of resourcing in clinical environments.”

“Our team works with clients including Cork University Hospital, University Hospital Waterford, The RCSI Group, the Health Service Executive as well as The Mater Private and the Bon Secours Hospitals. Our dedicated presence in Mahe, India will accelerate our contribution to resourcing in Irish healthcare.”