The Queen's Nursing Institute

The Queen's Nursing Institute works with the public, nurses and decision-makers to make sure that good quality nursing is available at home for everyone when they need it.

Healthcare at home

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Enjoy a great day out, and raise vital funds for nursing and caring charities, by visiting an open garden. The 2015 NGS Yellow Book lists them all. 

Visit the Burdett Trust website

Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.

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If you are interested in nursing heritage, visit our website celebrating District Nursing around the world since 1859.

Financial and Personal Help for Nurses

The QNI offers a range of financial and personal assistance to community nurses in need.

A recent example

'Elizabeth', a 43 year old Health Visitor suffering from breast cancer endured a number of disabling side-effects from her drug treatments, which prevented her from returning to work. When Elizabeth’s boiler broke down not only was she left without hot water for herself and her two children, but without the means to pay for its repair.

The QNI awarded a grant to Elizabeth to help her purchase a new boiler. Her health is now improving and she is hoping to resume work in the near future. 

Other examples of how we have helped

  • A one- off payment to enable a victim of domestic abuse to put a deposit down on a new home.
  • Contributing towards a new wheelchair for a disabled community midwife.
  • Helping an isolated elderly Queen’s Nurse with car running costs.
  • Enabling a retired District nurse living in a nursing home to keep in touch with family and friends by paying her phone bills.

To find out whether you are eligible to apply, and to make an application, please see the links in the left hand menu bar.



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