Elsie Inglis Nurse Appeal Elsie Inglis Hospice Nurse in Serbia This project is to pay for a specialist hospice nurse - our Elsie Inglis nurse- to work with our country partner BELhospice in Serbia. Could your business be one of 12 organisations donating just £62.50 a month for 12 months (£750 in total) for a nurse who will care for people with terminal cancer with kindness and compassion? Why Elsie Inglis? Elsie Inglis was an innovative Scottish doctor, surgeon and founder of the Scottish Women’s Hospital. In World War 1 she left Scotland and travelled to Serbia where she founded a relief hospital in Serbia for the Allied war effort. The hospital grew to 600 beds and treated the injured from major battles including the Somme. For her courage and bravery, Elsie was awarded the Serbian Order of the White Eagle – the first woman to be awarded this honour. Like Elsie, we have recognised the need for medical services in Serbia and have pioneered hospice care in that country. We want to recognise Elsie’s achievements through our Elsie Inglis nurse. Serbia has one of the highest levels of cancer in Europe and, unlike the UK, does not have an advanced end of life care health system. This project is particularly aimed at organisations based in Scotland as by remembering Elsie it is keeping the Scottish heritage alive. Specific Benefit: the Elsie Inglis Nurse will be proud to wear a name badge recognising your generosity.