Specialist nursing agency lends support of upcoming overseas project for student nurse

Lincoln and Leicester-based nursing agency StaffAid provide highly skilled and experienced agency nurses and healthcare assistants to care homes, hospices and private hospitals.

The agency is delighted to announce sponsorship of a talented student nurse, Gemma Bolton, as she embarks on a four-week voluntary placement in July to Tanzania. Gemma is currently in her second year of study at the University of Lincoln, UK, and the trip to Tanzania will enable her to explore different areas of nursing in a high-pressure environment. The role will call upon the specialist care she has learned to provide, as she helps the local community at the Amana hospital in Dar es Salaam, including caring for patients suffering with HIV.

A crowd-funding campaign has been established to help raise the funds Gemma needs to undertake the trip, and StaffAid, in conjunction with Dr Sharon Black, Director of Nurse Education at the University of Lincoln, are backing Gemma every step of the way.  “I am delighted that StaffAid is able to support Gemma by paying for her return flight to Tanzania” says Nick Carroll, Managing Director at StaffAid. “Supporting local people and businesses is extremely important to us. This is an exciting opportunity for Gemma, enabling her to make a positive impact where it is sorely needed. Gemma will also gain invaluable experience that will benefit her future nursing career.”

Not only does StaffAid offer continuous support to its talented bank of nursing and care professionals, but the company is always seeking new customers in need of superior agency staff. Find out more about StaffAid at or follow the company on Facebook at @StaffAidHQ to stay up to date with the latest news.

For more information on Gemma’s story, visit her JustGiving page at

Above: Nick Carroll, Managing Director of StaffAid [left], alongside Dr Sharon Black, Director of Nurse Education at the University of Lincoln [right], and Gemma Bolton, Student Nurse [centre]