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The Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospitaal is located at less than a 5-minute walk from the beautiful white beaches of Aruba.  The Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospitaal is a general hospital pursuing constant improvement of quality and safety. At all times is the patient our main focus.

Our staff of over 900 people work based on our 5 core values: Cooperation, Customer Orientation, Integrity, Professionalism, and Initiative.

Work and residence permit

In order to be able to work and live in Aruba as a “non-Aruban” you need a valid work and residence permit. Obtaining this permit requires quite some documents and time. If you are interested, the department of Human Resources will gladly give you extensive information on this topic. For more information, please click here for the checklist.

Relocation and accommodation

(Temporarily) moving to Aruba from another country involves quite some organizing. The hospital will assist you in making the relocation process easier. We will give you all the necessary information concerning all that has to be arranged to be able to move to Aruba. Costs to obtain the work and residence permit will be reimbursed by the hospital, and you will also receive an allowance for the costs of settling. You will be assisted in the process of accommodation and other related affairs.

Your family

Aruba is a fantastic island to live for children, youngsters, adults and the elderly. The island has something for everyone! This is the reason Aruba is know as the “One Happy Island”.

In addition, our experienced department of Human Resources is available to answer any questions you or your family may have.

Each day approximately 22,000 students receive education in over 80 schools. Classes are taught in Dutch and secondary education examinations are equal to the ones given in the Netherlands. In addition, Aruba has an International School with English as the instruction language. For more information please click here for the website of the Department of Education in Aruba.