A Last-minute nursing agency you can rely on

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Clients rely on Thornbury Nursing to support them when no one else can

According to the Oxford Dictionary, ‘last minute’ means the latest possible time before an event. For most this may mean a day or two. For a hospital, this means hours or minutes.

For over 35 years, Thornbury Nursing Services has been renowned as the UK’s leading nursing agency, providing cover at the last minute.

There may be occasions where holiday, sickness or exceptional requirements stretch a hospital’s resources. This is where we step in. Whether the requirement is last minute, unusual or remote, Thornbury can help at any time of the day or night.

Our nurses cover the most difficult shifts, the ones that you need filled as an emergency, with just a few hours’ notice or once the shift has already started.

Our extensive database, built up over 35 years, has over 14,000 nurses and healthcare assistants registered for work, available and willing to travel at the last minute. So, whether you need us for a few hours or a few days, we’ll be there.

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The nurses looking after me are an asset to improving my quality of life and reducing health-related concerns whilst keeping stress to a minimum; their holistic approach and understanding is an asset to Thornbury.

Thornbury Client

I was recently in hospital and was looked after by one of your nurses. His knowledge and compassion was second to none and helped me through a very difficult time.


Thank you Thornbury for providing nurse cover for my son’s school journey. He had a wonderful time away and we were very grateful that you were able to support him. Without your nursing cover, he would have missed out on such a valuable experience.

Mother of client

My son was in hospital for one week. He has a severe learning disability and a complex medical condition. I wanted to let you know that your nurses were all wonderful, so kind to my son and the rest of my family. My son is home now and doing much better.

Mother of client

Thank you to the Thornbury Nurse who was with us today. On a challenging day with 2 very unwell patients, their calm reassurance and vast skills was greatly appreciated and noticed. This nurse is a great asset to Thornbury Nursing and to the vast nursing world.

Hospital Bookings manager