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Tondo Medical Center

November 27, 2011 Category :Hospitals| Nursing News 0

“Health is wealth” as they say, so better to take care of one’s health,  to prevent from getting sick early prevention must be observe in daily lives.  Many hospitals, especially government institutions offer a lot of benefits and services to the people.  The Department of Health (DOH) holds the over –all technical ability on health as it is a national health policy-maker and regulatory institution.  The DOH has 3 main roles in health sector 🙂 leadership in health,  the government should be the first to be a good  leader in providing a good health to everyone,  ) enabler and capacity builder, has the ability to plan and execute the rules on health wise.   3) Administrator of specific services, the DOH should be the one to supervise all of his officials or subordinates in terms of hospitals either public or private hospitals as for the goodness of all.   Also its command is to develop and enhance national procedure, technical standards, and guidelines on health.  It must be the regulator of all health services and products.  The DOH adheres to the top values of work, these are; integrity, excellence, compassion and respect for human dignity, commitment, professionalism, teamwork and stewardship of health of the people.

As being the chief healthcare provider in the country DOH constituted of various central bureaus and services in the Central Office, Centers for Health Development (CHD) in different region of the country and Institution retained hospitals –do their roles to always improve the country’s health care system.

This is the role of the government hospital of Tondo Medical Center.  The hospital (TMC) is located at North Bay Boulevard, Balut Tondo Manila Philippines, with telephone numbers 63 2251-8421-23 local 222 and 63 2251-8481, for any inquiries about their services, also can reach them thru their website at, http://www2.doh.gov.ph/TMC_home/TMC. The hospital has a 200 bed capacity tertiary public medical center recognized in 1971 by the virtue of the Republic Act no. 6375.  It is under the supervision and control of Department of Health (DOH).  The TMC at present has eight hospitals department, all of which are accredited with their respective specialty societies except for the EENT and Pathology, but still on the course of an official approval coming from the Department of Health and the Philippine Government.

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How to be a nurse in Canada

October 17, 2011 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing News 1

With the aging baby boom generation, the demand for health and medical care service had considerably increased in the last two decades amidst the continued relative world peace that modern society had experienced. Canada is among the many nations, who is experiencing this demand for health care services to an extent that it requires outsourcing the needed manpower overseas. Registered nurses from the Philippines are among the best nurses that address this deficiency in Canada to provide healthcare services.

For a nurse aspiring to be work overseas in Canada, one of the primary requirements is that he/ she must be a licensed nurse in the Philippines. In other words, a nursing degree does not suffice. One should be able to pass the nursing licensure exam and be a registered nurse in the Philippines first. Second, the Filipino registered nurse also needs to pass the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) in order to be allowed to practice the profession in the Canada.

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Woman gives birth on PAL flight to US

September 20, 2011 Category :Nursing News 1

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Nurses’ Long Work Hours, Scheduling Can Increase Patient Mortality

May 8, 2011 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing News 0

A new study has found that patient deaths from pneumonia and acute myocardial infarction were significantly more likely in hospitals where nurses reported schedules with long work hours.

The finding was just one of several revelations from a study of nurses’ work schedules, patient outcomes, and staffing led by University of Maryland School of Nursing researchers in collaboration with researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Israel not hiring Filipino nurses

December 6, 2010 Category :Nursing News 0

MANILA, Philippines—Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Monday warned Filipino nurses to reject “fictitious” job offers in Israel as that country was not hiring nurses.

Baldoz said she had received reports that unscrupulous recruiters were still asking nurses to work in a non-existent hospital in Israel.

“Israel is not hiring Filipino nurses. Filipinos are hired in Israel as home-based caregivers, and not as nurses,” she said in a statement.

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Hospitals urged to hire ‘surplus nurses’

August 31, 2010 Category :Nursing News 1

A GLUT of graduates has thinned out chances of employment for the country’s nurses, the owner of one of Cebu’s leading medical schools said yesterday.

Dr. Potenciano Larrazabal Jr., owner and president of Cebu Doctor’s University, said nursing schools should hire or help their nurses find employment in hospitals.

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California hospital bans hiring of Filipino nurses

August 23, 2010 Category :Nursing News 0

CALIFORNIA, United States—I love Filipino nurses.

Next to cheap garments at Wal-Mart and female impersonators, I’d have to put them on the top of the list as the Philippines’ leading export.

If the country had a team mascot, it would have to be the “Fighting Nurses.” (Notre Dame has the “Fighting Irish,” why not?)

So, of course, I’m alarmed by the news that a de facto ban against hiring Filipino nurses at the St. Luke’s Campus of Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) appears to be policy in San Francisco.

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Top 10 Jobs Abroad In The Next 5 Years

July 20, 2010 Category :Nursing News 1

Top 10 jobs in the UK, Canada, Australia and Singapore today and/or over the next five years

United Kingdom 1

  1. Data communications analyst
  2. Marketing officer
  3. Software engineer
  4. Medical administrator
  5. Community nurse
  6. Advertising executive
  7. Customer service assistant
  8. Information officer
  9. Administrator
  10. Engineer


  1. Financial manager
  2. Skilled tradesperson 5
  3. Community college or vocational school teacher
  4. Dentist or dental hygienist
  5. Computer and information systems managers
  6. University professor
  7. Human resource specialist
  8. Pharmacist
  9. Registered nurse
  10. Retail manager

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Pinoy Nurses Seeking US Jobs Fell By 1/3 in First Half

July 19, 2010 Category :Nursing News 0

The number of Pinoy nurses seeking to practice their profession in America fell by one-third in the first semester compared to a year ago, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said in a news release over the weekend.

TUCP secretary-general and former Senator Ernesto Herrera said only 5,553 Filipino nurses took the NCLEX for the first time from January to June, down 2,719 or 33 percent from 8,272 in the same period of 2009.

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Demand for Pinoy Nurses up in Australia and New Zealand

May 6, 2010 Category :Nursing News 0

CEBU, Philippines – Diplomatic officials from Australia and New Zealand recently announced the increasing demand for Filipino nurses and engineers in their respective countries, which opens up more opportunities for Filipinos to work abroad.

Following the implementation of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) in January of this year, these two countries vowed to increase the demand for healthcare and skilled workers in their nations.

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Labor Body Rules In Favor of Sentosa Recruitment Agency Anew

May 4, 2010 Category :Nursing News 0

In its 8 April 2010 decision, the commission dismissed the charges of all the 31 health workers who accused Sentosa of constructive dismissal and not paying their contract-agreed salaries and benefits.

The new decision, which amended its 25 September 2009 ruling in favor of Sentosa for 24 health workers and against Sentosa for seven others, said Ma. Theresa Ramos, Ritchel Salve, Rizza Maulion, Jennifer Lampa, Annabelle Capulong, Maria Consuelo Gonzales, and Carlo Conrad Garcia were actually paid correct or even higher premium pay or night-shift differentials.

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‘Project EntrepreNurse’ launched

May 3, 2010 Category :Nursing News 0

The program dubbed “Project EntrepreNurse” will make way for the creation of nurses’ cooperatives within localities to introduce a whole new home health care industry in the country.

Initated by the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole), Board of Nursing-Professional Regulation Commission (BON-PRC), Department of Health (DOH), and Philippine Health Corporation (Philhealth), among others, the program will grant nurses’ cooperatives with as much as P500,000 worth of grant for their operation.
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Hong Kong — Nurses may be hired from the Philippines

April 21, 2010 Category :Nursing News 6

Territory losing 800 government nurses each year to private sector and overseas

The Hospital Authority, which is suffering from a serious shortage of nurses, is prepared to hire those in the Philippines. It will also consider former Filipino nurses now working as domestic helpers in Hong Kong if they meet the qualifications.

There is a global shortage of nurses and the authority, which has 20,000 nurses, is losing about 800 a year to the private sector and overseas.

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‘Agency Nurses Depriving Regular Workers of Income’

April 9, 2010 Category :Nursing News 0

The Cebu provincial government’s policy to outsource nurses for district hospitals resulted in low salaries, lower morale for regular nurses and dismal services to their patients. Vice Gov. Gregorio Sanchez explained that the Powerline agency which contracts the nurses and doctors to the district hospitals are eating up almost half of the salaries intended for regular doctors and nurses.

According to Sanchez

Just try to imagine ug i-hire sa agency, they receive P260 but the government is actually giving P460. A nurse receives P8,000 monthly only but actually the government is paying them P14,000

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PNA 88th Foundation Anniversary, 53rd Nurses Week Celebration, National Annual Convention

March 30, 2010 Category :Nursing News 2

Come and Be Part of History!

88th Founding Anniversary, 53rd Nurses’ Week Celebration and 2010 Annual National Convention

Venue: Fiesta Pavillion, Manila Hotel
Date: October 26 – 28, 2010

Convention Theme: “Delivering Quality, Serving Communities: The Challenge for Filipino Nurses Leading Chronic Care

Registration Fees:
P5,200 – Early registration until July 31, 2010
P5,600 – Registration from August 1 to September 30, 2010
P6,000 – Registration from October 1 to October 22, 2010

NOTE: No Registration Onsite.

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Only Three Asian Nurses Pass Japan National Nurse Exam

March 26, 2010 Category :Nursing News 0

Three foreign nurses passed the Japanese nursing exam — 2 Indonesian nurses and one from the Philippines, the first to do so under Japan’s drive to attract Asians to help ease the nation’s severe shortage of nurses.

251 others from the two nations failed, apparently due to language troubles since all of them are licensed nurses in their home countries. About nine out of 10 Japanese students passed the same test.
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Nursing Shortage in Italy

March 24, 2010 Category :Nursing News 5

According to former Philippine Ambassador to Italy Philippe Lhuillier, Italy suffers from a shortage of nurses and may soon start getting foreign nurses, including Filipinos.

They really need nurses. There are hospitals, at least five of them near our embassy, that have closed shop because of the shortage in nurses. Italians love Filipinos because they are clean, and they work well

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Asian Hospital breaks new ground with Lifestyle Medicine Center

January 25, 2010 Category :Nursing News 1

MANILA, Philippines – There is no question that most health problems today are brought about by disease-promoting lifestyles. The rise of serious diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancers can be attributed to people’s lifestyle choices, ones that are filled with unhealthy diet, vices such as excessive smoking and drinking, and less physical activities.
According to Theo Seiler, CEO of Asian Hospital.

Asian Hospital has taken a systematic and comprehensive effort to incorporate Lifestyle Medicine into standard clinical practice. With our Lifestyle Medicine Center, we offer patients a holistic approach to healthy living through a tri-phase approach of prevention, detection and disease management beyond pharmacologic intervention, which encourages them to adopt a simple yet scientifically proven and evidence-based lifestyle changes

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Number of Newborn Deaths To Drop Soon – DOH

January 7, 2010 Category :Nursing News 0

The Department of Health (DOH) expects a sharp cut on infant deaths in the future as it launched the Essential Newborn Care (ENC) Protocol last Dec 7, 2009.

According to Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III

We believe that this protocol will pave the way for the solution on the problems we have on neonatal deaths. We are very positive that its adoption will directly reduce the count of newborn deaths in the country. » Continue Reading

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POEA Notes Experiences of 1st batch of JPEPA Candidates for Guidance of New Applicants

December 27, 2009 Category :Nursing News 0

As the 1st batch of Filipino workers under the Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan (JPEPA) has started their on-the-job training with their respective hospitals and caregiving institutions, Administrator Jennifer Jardin-Manalili shares relevant information to guide applicants wishing to work in Japan as candidate nurses and caregivers. » Continue Reading

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