Roald Dahl nurses

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Childrens Charity

Our marvellous specialist children's nurses

Roald Dahl nurse with boy with epilepsy

We provide Roald Dahl specialist children's nurses and allied health professionals.

Our Roald Dahl specialist children’s nurses provide support, information and practical care for seriously ill and disabled children across the UK. Roald Dahl nurses support the whole family too.

Roald Dahl nurses are highly trained, senior professionals who can 'make things happen' both within the hospital and beyond. They can advise on a whole range of medical, emotional and social issues.

Facts about our Roald Dahl nurses

We estimate our Roald Dahl nurses help more than 25,000 seriously ill children and their families every year.

Since 1991 we have created 51 healthcare professional posts around the UK:

  • 50 Roald Dahl Specialist Children’s Nurses.
  • 1 Roald Dahl Occupational Therapist.
  • 8 in Scotland.
  • 5 in Wales.
  • 38 in England.
  • 31 specialise in epilepsy.
  • 10 in acquired brain injury.
  • 8 in haematology.
  • 1 in neuro-muscular.
  • 1 in palliative care.

At the moment we are funding the salaries of three Roald Dahl nurse posts based at:

  • Addenbroke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England (two nurses).
  • King's College Hospital, in London, England (our 50th nurse).

Every single one of our remaining Roald Dahl posts continues to be funded by the NHS. This is because our Roald Dahl specialist nurses are marvellous at helping to make life better for seriously ill children.

We remain in close contact with our Roald Dahl nurses. We step in to support, protect and influence decision-makers if budget cuts threaten our vital service for children. We also offer annual training grants for all our Roald Dahl nurses.

Want to create a new Roald Dahl nurse post?

If you would like to discuss how the charity could support a new specialist post within your hospital or organisation, please contact Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity on 01494 890 465 enquiries@roalddahlcharity.org

Want to become a Roald Dahl nurse?

Thank you for your interest. There are currently no Roald Dahl nurse vacancies.