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Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance: visiting a Sue Ryder hospice or neurological centre

We understand that visiting is loved ones is crucial to the health and wellbeing of all our patients and clients, and the safety of the people in our care remains of paramount importance.

The Duchess of Kent garden, with trees and flowers in full bloom all around

“Chaplaincy is about ensuring that people are flourishing on a daily basis when receiving palliative care”

Reverend Vanessa Appleton is the Chaplain at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. She talks about providing spiritual support to patients, families, carers and staff in Berkshire during the pandemic.

Pippa is raising funds for the Sue Ryder Hospice who cared for her father, Nigel

“I will never stop raising funds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice”

Pippa Tinsley has already raised over £1,000 for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in memory of her dad, Paul (Nigel) Houghton, and hopes to raise more as she gets on her bike for a sponsored cycle from Sleaford to Lincoln later this year.

Dr Zoe Salmon is retiring from Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice after 16 years providing care

“Palliative care envelops you and holds you”

In this blog, Dr Zoe Salmon shares her experiences of a career spanning 16 years providing expert and compassionate palliative care to families in Gloucestershire at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

A chef in the Sue Ryder Stagenhoe vegetable garden, picking some produce

Sue Ryder Stagenhoe residents get gardening for a homegrown menu

The last year has seen more people than ever making the most of outdoor spaces and heading into their gardens. The residents at Sue Ryder Stagenhoe Neurological Centre are no exception, helping out in the vegetable garden and seeing their growing efforts used for the centre's menu.

Student Counsellor Rachel Bradbury sat at her laptop

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice introduces online counselling using Zoom

The Family Support Team at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice has introduced Zoom counselling to offer patients and their relatives more choice in how they receive support during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hilary and Justin with Reverend Cat Thatcher at home

“Getting married is something that we’d wanted to do for a long time and it had a very special meaning”

Hilary Diaper and Justin Grossman tied the knot at home in February 2021 thanks to staff from Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, who pulled out all the stops to arrange their special nuptials in just three days.

A woman alone at home, grieving for a loved one

Coping with grief on Mother’s Day

If you've lost your mum, Mother's Day can be fraught with emotion as memories and the pain of losing her return amidst the celebrations. With the coronavirus pandemic meaning more people are likely to be grieving for loved ones this year, Bianca Neumann, Head of Bereavement at Sue Ryder, gives expert advice on coping with grief around Mother’s Day.

Dr Brenda Ward, Palliative Care Consultant at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice and Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust

Sue Ryder hospice and NHS hospital appoint new joint palliative care role

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have worked together to appoint Dr Brenda Ward​​​​​​​, the new Palliative Care Consultant across both sites, in what is a first for Gloucestershire.

The Sue Ryder team delivering virtual day hospice services at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

“The sessions help to really set me up for the day, and they make me feel so much better”

After receiving support from Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice's Inpatient Unit following surgery in 2019, Steph Brooks, 51, started attending the Day Hospice that has since adapted to a new virtual service due to the pandemic.