"I Could Not Afford a Bicycle Back Home": Nurse Relocates To Ireland, Buys Car After Two Months

"I Could Not Afford a Bicycle Back Home": Nurse Relocates To Ireland, Buys Car After Two Months

  • A video of a Ghanaian lady speaking on her experience as a nurse in Ireland has gone viral
  • She opened up on her time as a psychiatric nurse in Ghana and compared it to her present reality in Ireland
  • The young lady advised nurses who wish to relocate abroad to make the move

A Ghanaian nurse who decided to relocate to Ireland in search of greener pastures is thankful she made that life-changing decision.

Speaking in an interview with Kweku Bee Abrante on YouTube, Abena Tina cited poor remuneration as one of the major difficulties that affected her work as a psychiatric nurse in Ghana.

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Lady relocates to Ireland to work as a nurse Photo credit: @Nurse Abena/YouTube
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"Back in Ghana, sometimes even before you get you salary, everything is gone, as a nurse I sometimes had to use my salary to buy medicines for some of the patients, even in some cases when you pay them a visit, they expect you to give them money.

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In desperate need to better her life, Abena relocated to Ireland last year, where she also practices as a registered psychiatrist and has no regrets.

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She opened up on how the nation appreciates health workers and ensures that they get paid their worth.

Quizzed about her earnings, Abena, although she refused to state the specific amount, said it was far better than what she was paid in Ghana during her seven years of practice.

"During my time in Ghana, I could not even afford a bicycle. The car I was using belonged to my husband. But after relocating to work here, I was able to buy a car after two months,"

The young lady admonished the government to endeavour to better the conditions of service.

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She also encouraged her colleague nurses who wish to travel abroad also to make that step.

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I want our leaders to know the nation is lagging behind

In a comment to YEN.com.gh, Kweku Bee Abrante, the Ghanaian content creator who interviewed Abena Tina on life as a nurse in Ireland, said his ambition to shed light on stories of Ghanaians abroad is aimed at drawing the attention of the Ghanaian government on things which are not being done right in the country.

He opines that Ghanaian leaders can change the fortunes of the country if they commit to doing so.

"I was a journalist and teacher back in Ghana, and the reason why I am doing this now that I live abroad is because I want to compile lots of experience from our people outside the country so our leaders will realize we know what they are up to."

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Nurse reveals her salary

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a nurse in Canada opened up about how much she earns hourly, monthly and yearly.

TikTok user, @aloine86 posted a video telling people how she works 36 hours a week to earn a living as a nurse.

She explained to her followers that she earns N11,600 per hour, N1.6 million per month and N18.8 million per year.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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