Student nurses and midwives need decent bursarys and maintence grants to sustain them as they provide valuable work and care during the Covid19 emergency response.
Why is this important?
The country is in the midst of the worst public health crisis in living memory. Student nurses and midwives are taking huge risks to provide the care we badly need at this time. They are stepping up to do extra work and placement practice while learning and training to be healthcare professionals.
Their status as students needs to be protected and recognised - they should not be exploited as unpaid workers helping to hold up a struggling healthcare system.