Nurse heads off to Africa

Salisbury Journal: Nurse heads off to Africa Nurse heads off to Africa

A NURSE from Salisbury is setting off to volunteer at a hospital in Africa next week.

Lesley Howe, who has worked as a staff nurse at Salisbury District Hospital for the last 11 years, is heading to a hospital in Arusha, Tanzania, on Wednesday.

“I’ve always wanted to work abroad in my profession and it’s now or never really,” said Ms Howe.

“I love travelling and I wanted to go out there and learn some skills and enjoy what Africa has to offer.”

Ms Howe, 52, will spend a month volunteering along with a number of doctors and physiotherapists, and a group of retired people.

She said: “It will be lovely to live with a local family as well, so I can immerse myself in the culture.”

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5:09pm Sun 9 Sep 12

didough says...

Having been trained at UK taxpayers expense, why bother to come back, when you feel 'It will be lovely to live with a local family as well, so I can immerse myself in the culture'
Having been trained at UK taxpayers expense, why bother to come back, when you feel 'It will be lovely to live with a local family as well, so I can immerse myself in the culture' didough

7:43pm Sun 9 Sep 12

limera says...

She is only going for a month as a volunteer! She may even be using her own holiday time, who knows? Good on her as far as im concerned, and i hope she enjoys it. Probably give her a nice break from the stress of working for the NHS. And by the way Didough just a thought, I wonder how many train at uk taxpayers expense to become nurses and leave within the first year
She is only going for a month as a volunteer! She may even be using her own holiday time, who knows? Good on her as far as im concerned, and i hope she enjoys it. Probably give her a nice break from the stress of working for the NHS. And by the way Didough just a thought, I wonder how many train at uk taxpayers expense to become nurses and leave within the first year limera

10:29am Mon 10 Sep 12

Grampie says...

didough wrote:
Having been trained at UK taxpayers expense, why bother to come back, when you feel 'It will be lovely to live with a local family as well, so I can immerse myself in the culture'
A hurtful comment. She is helping others and that is all you can say.

Well done Leslie. We are proud of you and the other volunteers who give up their own time to help people who do not have the same advantages as us.
[quote][p][bold]didough[/bold] wrote: Having been trained at UK taxpayers expense, why bother to come back, when you feel 'It will be lovely to live with a local family as well, so I can immerse myself in the culture'[/p][/quote]A hurtful comment. She is helping others and that is all you can say. Well done Leslie. We are proud of you and the other volunteers who give up their own time to help people who do not have the same advantages as us. Grampie

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