Skint , shaken ... Yet Still Caring.
- Nurses are nearly twice as likely as the average person to
be unable to afford basic necessities like beds, washing machines and keeping their homes warm
- Two in five nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants have
a long-term physical or mental illness that limits their day-to-day activity
- Nurses are 3 times more likely to have experienced domestic
abuse in the last year
This is appalling, and we all need to take urgent action
Unfortunately, many people seem to think that the most important people in the healthcare system are the doctors, but this is simply not true. Ever the underdog, nurses play a key role in all of our medical institutions, being responsible for the welfare, safety and recovery of patients. Nurses have an enormous amount of knowledge and many diverse skills they spend years perfecting and developing, all the time working in decidedly tough environments where extreme stress is just a part of the job. Nurses help bring new life into the world, care tirelessly for the sick and injured, and sometimes watch the patients they did everything to save pass away despite their best efforts.
We are very proud to collaborate with Cavell Nurses Trust in this fundraising campaign to raise both money but most importantly urgency and awareness to tackling this national issue. Cavell Nurses’ Trust is a very active charity that provides help and financial support to UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are suffering hardship. Together with supporters like you, we can make a difference.
How we can help :
£100 to help a nurse with mental health problems stay in their own home
Feel inspired to help? We’re looking for people like you to take action