Roald Dahl's Marvellous Childrens Charity

About Roald Dahl nurses

Our marvellous specialist children's nurses

About Roald Dahl Nurses

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 care for in excess of 21,000 seriously ill children and their families at any one time. They specialise in a variety of conditions including epilepsy, blood disorders and acquired brain injury.

There are currently 75 Roald Dahl specialist nurses in the UK, across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England. 

Want to find a Roald Dahl nurse?

A full list of the locations and specialisms of our Roald Dahl nurses is available here.

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 NHS Trust, please contact Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity on 01494 890 465 or email

*The term 'Roald Dahl nurses' is inclusive of other healthcare professions funded by the charity, which encompass seriously ill children's holistic needs, including psychological needs.