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No Language Barrier Expected with Ghana Nurses

By Latonya Roberts
Journal Staff Writer
Director of Nursing Gina Dean assured the public that the new group of nurses from Ghana all
speak English and there should not be an issue of a language barrier.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness brought more than 18 nurses from Ghana to address the
nursing shortage in The Bahamas.
However, there seemed to be concerns about a language barrier due to nurses who traveled from
Cuba to The Bahamas to help with the healthcare system. The nurses from Cuba did not speak
English and it created a communication problem between staff members.
Addressing those concerns, Dean said, “There was a challenge when we brought the Cuban
nurses over, but we currently only have three that came back recently. Those three nurses are
fluent in English, and we made sure that they were English speakers.”

Written by Jones Bahamas

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