Dozens of immigrant doctors denied jobs at understaffed hospitals

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 6 Oct 2021, 8:51AM
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Dozens of immigrant doctors denied jobs at understaffed hospitals

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 6 Oct 2021, 8:51AM

Scores of immigrant doctors say they could start work in the country's hospitals tomorrow - but DHBs they can't, without adequate supervision. 

Dozens of immigrant doctors are being denied jobs at understaffed hospitals. 

Tanja Milovanovic told Mike Yardley she's applied to a number of DHB's. 

"I have applied to Gisborne, Tauranga and Rotorua, Wellington. Even a few places in the South Island but it has been the same response, there are no positions." 

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health says priority is given to New Zealand medical graduates. 

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