A new report on the well-being of nurses, health care assistants and midwives has uncovered some shocking statistics that can’t be ignored.
Cavell Nurses’ Trust, a charity which have been supporting nurses since 1917, spoke to over 2,200 staff covering issues on financial hardship and deprivation, domestic abuse, health, illness, well-being and employment. The results are quite difficult to take in.
- 42.5% of nursing professionals have a physical or mental health condition expected to last longer than a year. This is just 34% in the general public.
- Nurses are twice as likely to suffer financial hardship compared to the general public.
- Nursing professionals are 3x more likely to have experienced domestic abuse in the last year than the average person in the UK.
- 28% HCA’s couldn’t afford two pairs of all-weather shoes.
- 18% HCA’s don’t have enough money to keep their home warm.
These are only a few of the staggering statistics from the report that really shows the problems that our healthcare staff are facing. Download the full report from Cavell Nurses’ Trust here.
Nurses need your help
Nurses make up the largest part of the NHS workforce, at just under 30%. This is a huge amount people that are suffering such hardship across the country. It isn’t right that the people who take care us, day after day, are struggling to cope with the pressures surrounding their profession. Cavell Nurses’ Trust do some truly amazing work; helping nurses and healthcare professionals in times of hardship. They give money and provide support when they’re facing a crisis. Whether they’re suffering from domestic abuse, the effects of older age, or if they’re unable to work due to sickness or long-term illness. Take a look at some of their case studies highlighting some of the work they have done to help people.
How does the Lottery work?
Our ‘Good Causes’ program is all about helping NHS staff, which is why we’ve partnered with Cavell Nurses’ Trust to provide the Health Service Discounts Lottery. The fundamental principle of the lottery is to raise funds to help the nurses, HCA’s and midwives who need our help.
The lottery is drawn weekly with a fantastic jackpot up for grabs of around £600. It only costs £1 to play and 30p from every pound goes to Cavell Nurses’ Trust. But that’s not all, Cavell are then able to DOUBLE YOUR GIFT to 60p using ‘matched fund’ This was set up after a generous and kind donation from The Perseverance Trust, who are also committed to helping as many nurses, HCA’s and midwives as possible.
There’s more information about the Health Service Discounts Lottery and how to play on our website. We would love to hear your thoughts on these concerning issues in the comments below and you can join in the conversation using the hashtag #HereForNurses on Twitter and Facebook.
If you’re a nurse, HCA or midwife who’s in need of some help, you can find all the information that you need on the Cavell Nurses’ Trust website.