A quarter of Scottish nurses have struggled to pay a utilities and sixteen per cent have missed a meal.
Scots nurses struggling to make ends meet under Tory austerity are swamping a charity with pleas for help.
The Cavell Nurses’ Trust, who help with hardship, say they had 34 per cent more requests for assistance in the first half of this year than in the same period of 2016.
And trust chairman Simon Knighton warned: “The people we are helping are just the tip of the iceberg.
“There is an ever-increasing need for our services. Our nurses are undervalued.”
A report by the Trust says almost a quarter of Scots nurses have struggled to pay a utility bill.
Sixteen per cent have missed a meal and 18 per cent have had to take a second job.