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Nurse Helen Andrews standing in front of a Sue Ryder poster

Year of the Nurse: “I hope us being there is very reassuring for patients, even if it is just a phone call so they can talk to someone”

Helen Andrews, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice, talks about her experience of working during the coronavirus pandemic and how the community team have adapted to ensure patients continue to get specialist care and support at home.

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice Nursing Assistant, Maria Griffin, in PPE

Year of the Nurse: Meet Maria Griffin, Nursing Assistant at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice Nursing Assistant, Maria Griffin, has been working tirelessly throughout the coronavirus pandemic. As part of our 'We can't stop' campaign, she shares her experience of working at the hospice during these unprecedented times.

Emma, Hospice at Home Clinical Lead at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Year of the Nurse: Meet Emma, Hospice at Home Clinical Lead at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

As we move into a second national lockdown, Emma, Hospice at Home Clinical Lead at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, looks back on the early months of the pandemic and the challenges faced by her team during such difficult times.

Image of Sue Ryder Nurse and Ward Manager, Danielle

International Nurse's Day 2020 - meet Danielle, Ward Manager at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

Meet Danielle Gregory, Ward Manager at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading. Danielle, who has worked at the hospice for 14 years, leads a team of Sue Ryder Nurses and staff in the hospice’s 15-bed inpatient unit. Here, she tells us about her role and why she loves what she does.

Image of Sue Ryder team member sat at computer on a virtual Dementia Together helpline meeting

Sue Ryder's 'Dementia Together' service launches virtual meetings

Suffolk’s Dementia Together service led by Sue Ryder has seen a big increase in the number of calls to its helpline and has launched virtual meet-ups to support people living with dementia and their families during this difficult time.

Jacqui Ackroyd, St. John's Hospice's new Developmental Ward Manager

Year of the Nurse: Meet Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice's new Ward Manager Jacqui

For Year of the Nurse, where we celebrate the important work of our Sue Ryder Nurses, we begin by talking with Jacqui Ackroyd, who has been appointed St John's Hospice's new Developmental Ward Manager. “I am honoured to be a nurse and I am proud to work at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice.”

Physiotherapist Funmi Shitta-Bey at the St John's Day Therapy service

“We help people in our care live their lives to the full.”

“When living with a life-limiting condition, there is still life to be lived. And here at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice our multi-disciplinary teams do all we can to make sure that life is fulfilling.” These are the words of Funmi Shitta-Bey, Physiotherapist and Day Therapy Lead at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Bedfordshire, who tells us more about her role.

Thorpe Hall Hospice's Wellbeing Cafe organisers Margretta and Vicky.

Thorpe Hall Hospice’s pioneering Wellbeing Café brings patients "a sense of joy"

Staff at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice have been trialling an innovative Wellbeing Café to support patients to live as fully and actively as possible with great success.

Image of Sue Ryder team member sat at computer on a virtual Dementia Together helpline meeting

Celebration event to launch new Dementia Together evaluation report

Dementia Together provides practical information and support for people living with dementia and their carers in Suffolk. 

A mum and a baby meet older homecare patients at an intergenerational afternoon tea

Sue Ryder Homecare Stirling brings generations together to encourage physical activity

Sue Ryder Homecare Stirling held an afternoon tea on Tuesday to bring together its service users, carers and their children to promote physical activity and intergenerational relationships.