Aussie wants to go to Wales

  1. [font=Book Antiqua]Hi All,

    [font=Book Antiqua]Like many Aussie nurses I want to spread my scrubs and head for the UK. But I thought I would try something different, like Wales!

    [font=Book Antiqua]Is there anyone out there who could tell me about nursing in Wales, and how an Aussie should assimilate!?

    [font=Book Antiqua]Ta
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  3. by   littleche
    I nurse in North wales.There is absolutely no question that you could find a job...it would probably be harder to shoot fish in a barrel.

    I take it from your question that you are a scrub nurse>>?

    Wales has the benefit of being more wide open than England and yet all the benefits of England (shopping,sightseeing) are only a half hour away.
    If you like country side,nature etc etc then Wales is for you.
    any more questions just ask
  4. by   suehp
    I also nurse in North Wales...like Littleche says it is a lovely countryside and big shopping Malls/Towns are 1/2 hour to an hour away...of course there are lovely towns here to shop too but if you like the big Malls you have to shop in Chester or Manchester.

    Nursing is pretty much the same here as it is in the UK but you have to be aware in some parts of Wales Welsh is still considered the first Language...if you decide on Wales it would be an advantage to learn a little of the language to get you by Where I am the welsh language isnt as strong here as it is further West - so I can get away with just a little knowledge of the language but if I drive 1/2 hour west then I wouldnt
  5. by   MsHB
    [font=Book Antiqua]Thanks Littleche and Sue, I appreciate your replies.

    [font=Book Antiqua]We hope to go to South Wales, and have just about got our jobs sorted. I was wondering about the language Sue, it all looks so hard to say to me How would you say "Do you have any allergies?" in Welsh?


    [font=Book Antiqua]I was also wondering about the shifts over there, do you have the full range of shifts? Someone told me that 12 hour shifts are popular there.

    [font=Book Antiqua]Ta

    [font=Book Antiqua]MsHB
  6. by   suehp
    Quote from MsHB
    [font=Book Antiqua]Thanks Littleche and Sue, I appreciate your replies.

    [font=Book Antiqua]We hope to go to South Wales, and have just about got our jobs sorted. I was wondering about the language Sue, it all looks so hard to say to me How would you say "Do you have any allergies?" in Welsh?


    [font=Book Antiqua]I was also wondering about the shifts over there, do you have the full range of shifts? Someone told me that 12 hour shifts are popular there.

    [font=Book Antiqua]Ta

    [font=Book Antiqua]MsHB
    LOl I dont know how to say that in welsh!! (maybe someone else could help me out!!!)

    The shifts depends on the hospital where you want to work - I work in a Nursing Home and I quite often do 12 hour shifts but that is my choice (and I am the manager too and do the rota!!!) The hospitals round my area for example do 7:30am - 2:30pm/4pm, or 12:30pm-9:15pm. Each have their own shifts...so I cant comment on South Wales.

  7. by   suehp
  8. by   Belinda-wales
    Hi

    I live just out side cardiff, great city plenty to do and see, there are loads of jobs in all areas. Accomindation can be a bit pricy but nothing compared with london. You just need to get your registration sorted out with the NMC and wales awaits.

    Cheers Belinda......
  9. by   MsHB
    Thanks everyone.

    Thanks Sue, there are some interesting sites available. And I've learnt something already...wait for it...Noswaith dda!


    MsHB
  10. by   suehp
    Quote from MsHB
    Thanks everyone.

    Thanks Sue, there are some interesting sites available. And I've learnt something already...wait for it...Noswaith dda!


    MsHB

    "Da iawn"!!!! :chuckle
  11. by   MsHB
    Quote from SueIP
    "Da iawn"!!!! :chuckle
    Translation please!
  12. by   suehp
    Quote from MsHB
    Translation please!

    It means "Very Good"!!!!
  13. by   bizzymum919
    With all the talk of Wales and it may just bypass my home country England and go a bit more west of the country.

    There is a show called Location, Location, Location and they show places outside of the "normal" parts of the UK.

    I have just finished my LPN school:hatparty: I plan to take those boards in the next few weeks when the paperwork is finished. Then... I am off to finish an RN program in the quickest way possible to get back to the UK quick. My goal to relocate is 2007 before I hit 40. I just hope I will not be too old to start nursing in a new country.

    Wales seems like such a nice place, though !

  14. by   emmy
    When I lived in the UK I used to visit my Gran in Haverfordwest (South West Wales) every year.
    It's a lovely area, if I had not been granted approval to live in Australia then I would probably moved there.
    Good Luck with your move, I hope it's everything you dream it to be
    Remember to take a brolly, it's not luscious and green for no reason :chuckle

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