Nurse applications for financial help up 90%

Primary care nurses are being hit badly by the credit crunch, the Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) has warned.

Photograph: Matt Gore, iconphotomedia
Photograph: Matt Gore, iconphotomedia

The QNI said that the faltering economy was hitting both those in work, and retired nurses who had seen their investment income collapse.

Welfare and grants officer Jo Moorby said that the think tank had seen a 90% increase in applications for financial help over the last year.

‘Where community nurses are genuinely in need we would urge them to contact us or visit our website to see what help might be available,’ she said.

jonn.elledge@haymarket.com

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