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The HSE is trying to entice Irish nurses back home with promises of money and contracts

It is seeking to attract up to 500 people and it is hoped it will encourage Irish nurses working abroad to come home.

THE HSE HAS launched a new recruitment campaign to try to fill nursing vacancies, offering positions now to nurses working abroad.

The campaign will target nurses and midwives in the UK in particular but is also open to those working elsewhere.

Today the HSE said it is hoped it will also encourage Irish nurses and midwives working abroad to return home. The HSE is seeking to attract up to 500 people as part of this recruitment drive.

Ian Tegerdine, HSE National Director of Human Resources said this morning the campaign will focus on connecting with nurses and midwives in the UK and further afield via advertising on social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter and a dedicated website.

This activity will be complemented by print advertisements in Irish newspapers to raise awareness of the recruitment drive among those who may have family and friends abroad who might be interested in these positions.

Nurses and midwives availing of the opportunity will be offered a relocation package of up to €1.500 with funded post graduate education and first time nursing registration costs. They will also receive incremental credit for experience gained outside Ireland.

Successful candidates will receive a permanent contract and a salary of between €27,211 and €43,800 depending on the position.

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