The Queen‘s Nursing Institute
is a registered charity that, among other good causes, supports those who support us. All proceeds from this book will be donated to the Queen’s Nursing Institute. I cannot run a marathon nor can I even push a walking frame round my back garden, so I wrote a short story. All proceeds are for the QNI.
Rowena Kinread has progressive muscular dystrophy, a rare genetic disorder. She has been dependant on a wheelchair since her 40th birthday and on carers even longer. On Boxing Day 2021 her sister, Stella, also suffering from MD, took her own life because she could no longer cope without additional care. The local social services recognised that Stella needed more care but they did not have the capacity to help more than twice daily for 15 minutes. It is a sad truth that most European countries do not have enough nurses and carers. Those who are dedicated to this profession are met with overtime, stress and poor payment. Perhaps this is because the nursing profession was historically a female one, which is still salaried worse than traditionally male professions. But times are changing. The European population is getting older and the lack of carers more drastic. This tiny contribution from myself is an attempt to make more people aware of some of the possible consequences of the lack of nurses.
MAKE THE NURSING PROFESSION MORE WORTHWHILE!
Proceeds so far:
November 2022: 45,00 Euro
2023: 95,00 Euro
A huge thankyou in this place to Anne Eberhardt of Anderland Books for translating this story into German completely free of charge. For German edition, please visit my German site.
Mystery Next Door: It could have been the perfect murder... (Murders in Munich Book 2)
It could have been the perfect murder... had not Nurse Steffi run out of coffee!
Another crime for Nurse Steffi and Kommissar Anderson to solve.
A short story and Book Two in the series Murders in Munich.