I offer a common sense proposition: If a Filipino nurse is not intelligent enough to learn English, then her nursing skills are probably also deficient.
Naturally, to suggest such a thing runs counter to the politically correct narrative that race (and therefore ethnicity) do not exist.
Language tests for foreign nurses working in British hospitals have been made EASIER after only eight out of 220 Filipino nurses passed.
Exams have been relaxed so more foreign nurses will have the right to work in the UK after only 4% of nurses met the required English language standards at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.
Bosses at the trust – which manages New Cross Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospital in the West Midlands – blamed a ‘painful’ International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for the crippling shortage of nurses.
This came after only 4% of foreign nurses achieved the minimum score of seven out of nine across five separate tests.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council are now allowing hopefuls to resit the test within six months.
Nurses will still pass if they average a score of seven over the two separate exams – which means they could score below seven in some tests but still qualify.
Linda Holland, human resources director for the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, said: “Converting offers we have made into nurses working at the trust is proving to be a painful and protracted process – the main issue being the IELTS.”
But Linda insists the new lax tests will not affect the standard of nursing.
She added: “This is the sort of evidence the NMC hasn’t seen before and we brought up the fact nurses are having to sit the test multiple times.
“We would never compromise patient safety in any way.”
Liar! Of course you’re compromising patient safety. You did that the day you began hiring Filipino nurses.
The average IQ in the Philippines is 86. That’s a huge ways below the average in Britain.
Diversity a strength? Diversity kills.