To reduce the spread of Coronavirus and reduce the risk of exposure to our existing patients and frontline staff, our Sue Ryder Centres are now completely closed to visitors. Exceptions can only be made on compassionate grounds if visiting a loved one in the very last days of life.
Joint letter to British Retail Consortium to ask for hospice staff to access key worker hours in supermarkets
Together with Hospice UK, Marie Curie and Together for Short Lives, Sue Ryder has written to the British Retail Consortium to ask for their help in making sure hospice staff can access supermarkets alongside their NHS counterparts during key worker hours.
Coronavirus patients being cared for by Sue Ryder Nurses on the brink of running out of Personal Protection Equipment
The NHS and people at the end of their lives will be the victims, as charity, Sue Ryder, fears it is only a matter of days before it will cease to be able to protect staff from COVID-19.
All 450 Sue Ryder charity shops will be closed from Friday 20 March.
Jean Piper’s husband Clive was cared for at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice eleven years ago and Jean embarked on the ‘Dive for Clive’ skydive in his memory. Even when she herself was diagnosed with leukaemia she continued fundraising and volunteering in the Wheatfields shop, and it is that determination which saw her presented with the Sue Ryder Incredible Colleagues Award for Overcoming Obstacles last year.
Meet Lucy Sansom, a Palliative Care Social Worker at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. She provides social care support to patients, families and carers at the hospice and in the community. Here, Lucy talks us through a day in her life.
Seven inspiring women from across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire have been recognised after winning awards at the Sue Ryder Southern Women of Achievement Awards on Friday 13 March.
Like all organisations, we have been reviewing the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on our work. We are closely monitoring the situation and following UK Government advice and have been considering the implications this could have over the coming weeks and months.
Sue Ryder, the national healthcare charity, is warning that overlooking the social care and independent hospice sector could have serious repercussions; ahead of tomorrow’s Health and Social Care Select Committee Inquiry into how prepared the UK is to deal with the impact of the coronavirus global pandemic.
Meet Sue Ryder St John’s Family Support Team, a multi-disciplinary team who support people from diagnosis onwards, during life-limiting conditions, and we also offer bereavement support after a loved one has died.