From Aberdeen to Dundee, Edinburgh to Inverness, there are eight Roald Dahl specialist nurses supporting children, young people and families in Scotland and Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity is celebrating these amazing NHS Heroes.
There are eight Roald Dahl specialist nurses supporting thousands of seriously ill children and young people, along with families in Scotland. Seven are epilepsy specialists and one is an acquired brain injury specialist.
These marvellous individuals work in areas of Scotland including Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Inverness. Some of the Roald Dahl nurses cover large geographical areas to provide expert care.
The charity provides all Roald Dahl nurses with the opportunity to benefit from the Roald Dahl professional development package, an offering which aids and assists their continued learning to develop their career and service.
As part of this, Jane Miles, Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity CEO, and Sophie Dziwinski, Head of Programmes, often visit the nurses to find out more about their work and ensure they are fully supported and their recent June visit was no different.
From learning that the wonderful nurses in Dundee cover an area of 4,000 square miles and that there are lots of new ideas for future Marvellous Nurse Inventing Room projects, which supports innovative nurse-led research projects.
It's easy to see the dedication and passion of Roald Dahl nurses in Scotland. Take Roald Dahl nurse Karen, who has been a Roald Dahl nurse for nineteen years, she has supported hundreds of children, young people and families affected by epilepsy.
Sophie, agrees that the Roald Dahl nurses in Scotland are inspiring. She says, "All Roald Dahl nurses are experts in their field. After our recent visit to Scotland, it was clear that the care provided by these amazing healthcare professionals and their colleagues is valued by the families on their caseloads. We identified challenges faced by different NHS Trusts and are working hard to ensure we work closely with all involved to provide the best possible healthcare for seriously ill children in Scotland."