What is ROSY?
Rosy (Respite nursing for Oxfordshire’s Sick Youngsters) is a charitable support group operating under the umbrella of the Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust Charity that is dedicated to the provision of additional respite care to Oxfordshire’s sick youngsters who are nursed at their own homes.
It is often difficult to contemplate, but some children are born with life limiting or chronic conditions and others develop them early in their lives. Most can be nursed at home, it is what their families want for as it is often better for the children to be with their loved ones, their own pets, toys and familiar surroundings, but this need places an enormous burden on the families. The demands on the National Health Service, often victim of its’ own success, mean that support to these families is understandably limited; this is where Rosy comes in.
Rosy was formed in 2002 by Bev Wilson, then a Respite Nurse, and her brother Craig Milner, to provide additional nursing, specialist equipment and additional support in times of great need.
Their work continues.