The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry is an all-female voluntary organisation that today deploys rapid response teams to support civil and military authorities in times of national crisis. Over the last couple of months 94% of the Corps, who are volunteers and do not get paid for the time they give, have provided over 700 support days to 6 different civil organisations in their fight against Covid-19 including NHS Nightingale Hospital London, and the North London and Westminster Coroners’.
At the NHS Nightingale Hospital London FANYs were part of the Family Support and Liaison Team. Corps members were also Personal Staff Officers to the hospital’s Operations and HR teams.
For the North London and Westminster Coroners’ members provided call handling, data management and administrative support. This builds on a long-term relationship for the Corps following our support to them in the aftermath of the 2017 terrorist attacks.
The Corps are proud and humbled to have stepped up and helped at this challenging time.
Who are the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry
The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps), founded in 1907, is an all-female voluntary organisation which deploys multi-faceted rapid response teams to support civil and military authorities in times of crisis.
They remain a vibrant organisation in the 21st Century. Membership is based on a traditional sense of duty, trust, friendship and loyalty.
Today, they continue to help others and learn new skills as diverse as advanced first aid, radio communication and information management. They also provide opportunities for our members to develop personal skills and build confidence, which can help them in their chosen career.
Find out more on their website here: https://www.fany.org.uk/about-us