Foreign nurses as the perfect solution, but only for those with patience.
During the Healthcare Week in Flanders, the extent of the nurse shortage in our hospitals and nursing homes once again became evident. Recent numbers show that the current influx is too low to support the increasingly ageing population. Highly educated nurses outside of Europe are ready to fill the gap. They are learning Dutch in their home countries, possess the technical skills required, and want to work. Why are they nowhere to be found in our hospitals? The procedure takes too long.