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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The QNI will consider applications from registered nurses in financial need, who work or have worked in the community for a minimum of three years. 'Community' is defined as working outside hospital settings, for example:

  • Queen's Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • Practice Nurses
  • Health Visitors
  • Community Midwives
  • Community Psychiatric Nurses
  • Community Children's Nurses
  • Other registered nurses who have worked with patients in the community.

What kind of help can we give?

We will consider almost any request, but help is usually given, for example, with the provision of essential household items, building repairs or adaptations, respite care, specialist equipment such as walk-in baths, stair lifts, electric wheelchairs and amenity bills. In certain cases, the QNI may make regular quarterly payments to clients.

We will also consider applications requesting help from nurses in the community who need some financial assistance at crucial times to help them remain in the profession.

We regret that we cannot help with:

  • Residential or nursing home fees
  • Debt
  • Cost of medical treatment
  • Funeral expenses.

To download the financial assistance application form, please click on 'Making an application' in the left hand menu.


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