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Making memories with my daughter

Date Posted
16 May, 2022
Author
Stacey Benjamin-Mcfarlane

When I found out my daughter Lady Tiffany had a life-limiting and life-shortening condition all I wanted was to make the most of every minute. Tiffany was born with extensive brain damage and a devastating MRI showed that all areas...

Nurses’ Day 2022, Helena: ‘How I got here’

Date Posted
12 May, 2022
Author
Dr Helena Dunbar

I qualified as a children’s and adult nurse in 1991 in Belfast, N. Ireland. Shortly after, I moved to Leicester in England to take up my first staff nurse position working in a children’s high dependency unit. It was there...

Nurses’ Day 2022, Amanda: ‘How I got here’

Date Posted
12 May, 2022
Author
Amanda Whateley

‘Sick children require special nursing and sick children’s nurses require special training’ stated Catherine Jane Woods, Matron at Great Ormond Street Hospital, in 1888. This statement was a legacy she left for those who fought for a single register for...

Children’s palliative care nursing workforce in crisis

Date Posted
11 May, 2022

A worrying shortage of skilled and experienced nurses means that it is becoming harder for seriously ill children in England and their families to access vital short breaks for respite provided by children’s hospices. New Together for Short Lives research...

To other Muslim families – an open letter

Date Posted
20 April, 2022
Author
Mo Hafeez

Hello, a very warm welcome to you all my name is Mohammed, I’m a British-born Asian Muslim, a very proud father/carer to my wonderful bright and very chatty young adult son Naveed, who has an array of complex health needs....

Spring policy roundup for families

Date Posted
7 April, 2022

The latest policy information for families. To receive the latest policy roundup, sign up to our family newsletter here. Chancellor’s Spring Statement On 23 March the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Spring Statement which, as the Treasury has been...

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