A Warm Welcome to Overseas Nurses working in Gloucester

Each year nurses from overseas come to work in Gloucester. Rotary@Kingsholm has organised a series of events to welcome them to our county. Click on details to read more and see what we have organised.


Rotary@Kingsholm identified a need to help Overseas Nurses at Gloucester Royal Hospital familiarise themselves with our local culture, venues and sightseeing as a service we could offer. The objective being to help integration and a better understanding of Gloucestershire. 

Overseas Nurses, as they are affectionally referred to, often land on our shores in Gloucestershire as the first journey outside their country of origin. They have little or no knowledge of our country or the glorious county of Gloucestershire.  Many are from the Philippines, India, Nigeria, and other locations in Africa and Asia. 

To begin with during October 2020 we organized two visits for the newly arrived overseas nurses to see the Gaia exhibit in Gloucester Cathedral. The first outing took place on 13 October and the second outing on 30 October. 

Gaia was created by Artist Luke Jerram to communicate the fragility of our planet.  Gaia, the original mother earth goddess, is one of the Greek primordial deities 

Letters of appreciation were received 

Thank you Bernard and Rotary@Kingsholm for all your help arranging and taking our Overseas Nurses to the Gaia exhibition.  They have recently arrived in the country and this visit has helped integrate them in to our beautiful county. 

Kind Regards 

Sophia Quebella-Thomson

Onboarding Co-Ordinator/Recruitment Adminstrator

Hi Bernard

We really enjoyed the visit, it was very informative and visually beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful tour!

Kind regards,

Asha

We really enjoyed the Cathedral visit.  It was an amazing experience.  Thanks to everyone for arranging such a marvelous trip 

Nimmi 

Our second initiative was to present each overseas nurse with two Christmas presents. The following messages show how much these were appreciated. 

Hi Bernard 

All your gifts now delivered to the overseas nurses. 

They all send you their thanks. 

Kind Regards 

Sophia Quebella-Thomson 

I received my Christmas present just now, it made my day beautiful. Thanks so much , I really do appreciate. 

Much regard from Aleke. God bless you.


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