Jessica's story

"The world doesn't stop turning just because it's Christmas. Patients still need our care."

No one wants to be in hospital over Christmas.

"It's a bit sad seeing patients who are just too unwell to go home for Christmas. So I love to work on Christmas Day, it's fun and it's very rewarding being able to come in with a happy smiley face, trying to cheer people up."

Jessica has worked on Christmas Day for the last four years, and helps to cheer patients up by donning her Christmas scrubs!

We'll be here for you

Our nurses are at the frontline, providing compassion and kindness every day and every night, like the amazing Jessica.

Nurses are amongst the most trusted healthcare professionals because of their dedication, care and compassion for their patients.  

Our nurses will be here for you every day and every night, 365 days a year. But we need your help... Please support your nurses today.


Thank you.

Your care and compassion for our nurses is deeply appreciated.

Your donation will help them provide even better care for the patients who will be coming in to hospital during winter and for those patients who unfortunately will be too unwell to go home.


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