Definition of nursing auxiliary in English:

nursing auxiliary


  • A person who assists professional nurses by providing basic patient care.

    ‘she works as a nursing auxiliary at the Gloucester Royal Hospital’
    • ‘Being a student nurse, I had spent the day looking after nine seriously ill patients, together with a junior staff nurse and part-time nursing auxiliary.’
    • ‘Caring for the patient undoubtedly involves special skills over and above those normally possessed by nursing auxiliaries.’
    • ‘Some 40,000 of the lowest-paid nursing auxiliaries will see their pay rise by up to 4.3 per cent.’
    • ‘He alleges that a nursing auxiliary administered a drug overdose.’
    • ‘The nursing auxiliaries are not qualified nurses.’
    • ‘She told the court she was a nursing auxiliary working in the community.’
    • ‘Most of her working life was to be spent in domestic work, although she did enjoy a brief stint later on as a nursing auxiliary.’
    • ‘The service provides trained nursing auxiliaries to give up to 24-hour nursing care to patients in their own homes in the last two weeks of their life.’
    • ‘The female nursing auxiliary, who works at the infirmary, has the deadly disease.’
    • ‘She had served as a nursing auxiliary with the British expeditionary force.’