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HSA funding healthcare scholarships

Healthcare provider HSA is donating £407,000 to fund scholarship awards for helping healthcare professionals, such as nurses, to undertake further education.

HSA&#39s Charitable Trust scholarships aim to help those working in healthcare wanting to undergo additional training pay for their course fees and assist with additional expenses.

The scholarships started in 1943 and are open to nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and radiographers.

The awards were presented by Princess Alexandra at the Dorchester Hotel in London last week.

HSA also donated an additional £200,000 through its charitable trust to four charities – the Cystic Fibrosis, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Parkinson&#39s Disease and the University of Southampton.

HSA offers healthcare cash plans as a low-cost alternative to private medical insurance. The plans help provide for the everyday cost of healthcare, such as dental treatment, osteopathy, chiropody, and optical care.

HSA chief executive Des Benjamin says: “HSA recognises the difficulties healthcare professionals face when seeking funding for secondary healthcare education. The one provision we have is that there must be direct benefit to patients in NHS care. We consider our support as being a natural extension to our core business activities and are very honoured to be able to give something valuable back to the community.”

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