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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.

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.

Lydia, a Sue Ryder Nurse who is currently doing her apprenticeship

“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.

Student Nurse Anne-Marie

“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

“Our patients are at the centre of the care we deliver and their wishes are paramount”

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.

Image of Abbie, a Sue Ryder Practice Educator

Abbie's story - from nursing to becoming a Practice Educator

Abbie, a Practice Educator at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Dee View Court, shares her story of her career in nursing that has been driven by her dad's diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and the importance of specialist care.

Andrea Marsh receiving some flowers for her work anniversary

“I can’t remember wanting to do anything else” Andrea celebrates 40 years as a Sue Ryder Nurse

Sue Ryder Nurse Andrea Marsh recently celebrated her 40-year work anniversary at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. Here, she reflects on the last four decades and why she loves her job.

Nicola, a Sue Ryder Nursing Assistant

“When my brother was at Wheatfields it made me realise what a lovely job palliative care is - to provide that reassurance for patients and families in their final weeks”

When Nicola was hospitalised with COVID-19 a few weeks after the death of her brother at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, it was life-changing. After recuperating at home, Nicola saw an advert for Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire and decided to fulfil a long-held ambition to work in palliative care.