We look at every case on an individual basis and in 2023 we helped 282 nurses, working and retired, who needed our help.

Most nurses who receive help from the QNI are going through a time of personal crisis. This may include physical or mental illness, trying to escape domestic abuse, or experiencing other life crises, such as eviction, family health problems, marriage breakdown or bereavement.

Examples of how we have helped

During tough times…

Anita’s husband left her several years ago, leaving her to bring up three young children alone. His financial support for them was always sporadic but then he stopped helping altogether. Anita began to fall into arrears with her rent and finally was facing eviction when the house she was living in was to be sold. We were able to help Anita with the deposit towards a new property and supported her for three months by sending her food vouchers.

Help with housing…

Peter had separated from his wife and children and was trying to maintain the family home and pay rent for a flat nearby. He was struggling financially and not able to cope. He was awarded a grant to get him settled into his new property and then help with utility bills.

After a stroke…

Wendy had suffered a severe stroke at a young age two years ago and had been left with right-sided weakness with no movement in right arm and hand and her speech was affected. We awarded a grant to help her adapt her car so she could still go out when she was feeling better.

Bridging the gap…

Jenny had been diagnosed with aggressive stage 3 breast cancer and was going through treatment, when her husband was made redundant. They had three children living at home. We awarded a grant to help with living expenses until they obtained their state benefits.

All names have been changed.

Video title

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Aliquid aperiam corporis ea earum eveniet nemo, porro voluptatibus! A expedita in laborum non odit quidem quis quod reiciendis reprehenderit sint? Quo.