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

We understand that visiting 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.

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice's Ward Manager, Sue

“Sometimes you really see the impact it’s had on a family and it makes you feel proud” Sue's 40 years in nursing

Sue is the Ward Manager at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and is retiring after 40 years as a nurse. She looks back on her nursing career and shares some insight into what it’s like working for Sue Ryder.

Kikko and his son in their Sue Ryder t-shirts, holding their race medals

“I can do something I love, while raising funds for a very worthy cause” Sue Ryder Shop Manager Kikko takes on the December Daily Dash

Kikko is a Sue Ryder Shop Manager in Upminster, East London and has been working with us for over 6 years. A keen walker and runner, he is taking part in the December Daily Dash for the first time, to raise vital funds for our care.

Sue Ryder Nurse Sarah Gower

“It’s a very supportive environment” Providing expert palliative care while growing in my career

Sarah is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. Here, she talks about her passion for delivering palliative care to people at home in the community and how Sue Ryder is supporting her career development.

Leah, a Sue Ryder Nurse at Thorpe Hall Hospice

“A job with Sue Ryder helps you grow and it brings out the real you” Leah's path to end of life care with Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

Leah recently joined Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice as a Sue Ryder Nurse, as part of the Skilled Worker Visa scheme. She shares her story in the hope of encouraging more international nurses to find out about joining the us through the scheme.

Nursing assistants Lynne and Denise pictured in their uniforms

“We make sure that if people are near the end of their life that they’re never left alone” Our journeys into palliative care nursing

Denise and Lynne are Nursing Assistants at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. They reflect on their different routes into nursing, their passion for the job and why they would encourage others to consider a career in palliative care with Sue Ryder.

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Five ways to support someone who is grieving

As part of our national movement to create more kindness around grief, we’re giving more people the confidence to be there for friends who are grieving. In this blog, Bianca Neumann, Head of Bereavement at Sue Ryder, shares five ways to be more Grief Kind when your loved one loses someone close to them.

Fashion and textiles designer, Pearl Lowe

Grief Kind podcast episode three with Pearl Lowe

The third episode of our Grief Kind podcast features fashion and textiles designer Pearl Lowe, who talks with host Clover Stroud about her experience of grief after her dad, Eddie, died of a heart attack. She discusses the void Eddie left behind, how she navigated grief and why, when grieving all she really wanted was for people to “bother” her.

Emma, Senior Occupational Therapist at Sue Ryder Stagenhoe

Occupational Therapy Week 2021: Looking past the diagnosis to find what's meaningful

Emma is Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe's first ever Occupational Therapist. At just 26 years old, Emma is responsible for establishing the centre’s approach to embedding new interventions for patients. Emma only joined the team in September of this year, but has worked quickly to develop new ways of working.

Kate, Senior Occupational Therapist at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

Occupational Therapy Week 2021: Truly person-centred neurological care that makes a big change

Kate is Senior Occupational Therapist at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire. She joined Sue Ryder in March 2021, after her peers had recommended the service to her, due to its innovative approach. During Occupational Therapy Week, Kate tells us what this celebration means to her, what she enjoys most about her role and what a typical day looks like.