Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity celebrates International Nurses Day
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity is celebrating International Nurses' Day which is marked globally on 12 May.
The charity funds Roald Dahl specialist children's nurses who provide the best possible healthcare to seriously ill children, young people and families across the UK. Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity funds Roald Dahl nurses for two years and works alongside NHS Trusts who commit to funding roles for a further three years. These nurses often remain in post for many years after as families who are in their care demonstrate there is a huge need for their support.
There are currently 62 Roald Dahl nurses caring for more than 18,600 seriously ill children and their families. Roald Dahl nurses care for children affected by conditions which are often not given the attention they deserve such as epilepsy, neurological conditions, sickle cell anaemia, rare diseases and syndromes without a name.
When Roald Dahl nurses come into post, they are invited to attend a marvellous induction day at the charity's head office in Buckinghamshire. This provides an opportunity for new nurses to come together, share ideas and meet the charity staff. They attend sessions to learn more about the history of the charity and go on a special visit to The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.
The induction day is part of the Roald Dahl Professional Development Package which helps to support a Roald Dahl nurse's career and service development.
We are delighted to welcome several Roald Dahl nurses to our marvellous nursing community and are working hard to fund additional specialist nurses to help other children, young people and families affected by serious illness. If you would like to make a donation and help make International Nurses Day even more marvellous, click here. If you would like to sign-up to hear the latest news from the charity, click here.