Chris Walbank, Service Director at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire, talks about the impact of the pandemic on their healthcare services. Out of uncertain times, Wellbeing Week was born, highlighting their valued teams and giving staff a chance to reflect on their own health and wellbeing.
Nurses from Sue Ryder St John's Hospice swapped their uniforms for warm jackets and hiking boots as they took on a wintry trek in Iceland last November, to raise funds for the care they provide.
Sue Ryder Nurses, Karina and Emma, joined Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice earlier this year – Karina on the inpatient unit and Emma in the Hospice at Home team. In this blog they share what their first few months have been like with Sue Ryder.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“My apprenticeship is helping me support the team” Lydia's learning and career journey in palliative care with Sue Ryder
Sue Ryder Nursing Team Leader, Lydia, who's studying for a Level 3 qualification in Team Leader Management, takes us through her learning journey and career in palliative care with Sue Ryder. She shines a light on how rewarding end of life care is, the difference it makes to patients and families, and the support she's received.
“If anyone said to me they weren’t sure about a hospice placement, I would really encourage them to just go for it”
Anne-Marie Howarth is a student nurse at The University of Bradford. Here, she shares her experience of a 12-week placement at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, and how it changed her perception of palliative care.
Sue Ryder Nurse Lisa Alvey works in the community team at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, delivering expert care and support to patients at home. Here, she talks about the essential aspect of expert symptom management in palliative care.