Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust pledges to build safety net for nursing professionals

6th February 2019

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is helping to provide a long term safety net for its nursing professionals by joining the Cavell Nurses’ Trust membership programme.

The programme brings together like-minded NHS trusts and organisations, who collectively believe in enhancing the wellbeing of nursing professionals across the UK. It is run by Cavell Nurses’ Trust, a UK charity that supports nurses, midwives and HCAs who might be experiencing personal or financial hardship, often due to illness, disability, older age or domestic abuse.

Membership of the ‘Working with’ programme provides the Trust with tools to show their commitment to the wellbeing of nursing professionals, and increases awareness of the support Cavell Nurses’ Trust can provide.

“Our Trust is proud to be working with Cavell Nurses’ Trust.” said Paul Jebb, Deputy Director of Nursing, “Supporting our nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants is fundamental to the values of our organisation.  Without them, and members of our other teams, we would not be able to deliver caring services to those in our hospitals.”

The Trust’s support comes at an important time as in 2018 Cavell Nurses’ Trust experienced its highest number of enquiries from nursing professionals seeking help.

Of the people Cavell Nurses’ Trust helped in the last year:

  • 91% said the support positively affected their mental health
  • 83% said the support they received positively affected their physical health
  • 76% said the support they received helped them get back to, or stay in, work

Chief Executive, John Orchard, commented: “I’m so pleased to welcome Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust to our membership programme. Cavell Nurses’ Trust is here for nursing professionals when they face difficult circumstances and I’m delighted that through our partnership we can highlight the support available to nursing professionals at the Trust.”

Nursing professionals can apply to Cavell Nurses’ Trust for advice and financial assistance by visiting their website ( or by calling 01527 595999.

You can find out more about Cavell Nurses’ Trust at