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Sue Ryder calls on nation to help those grieving as charity sees surge in need for its bereavement support amidst coronavirus turmoil

The UK death toll from Coronavirus has now more than 44,000, which means over an estimated 220,000 people are currently grieving in lockdown. As a result, Sue Ryder has seen a significant spike in the need for its bereavement support, including the charity’s free Online Bereavement Counselling Service and Online Bereavement Community. 

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Letter to Helen Whatley MP, Care Minister regarding PPE

Letter to Helen Whatley MP, Care Minister from Sue Ryder's Chief Executive, Heidi Travis, regarding access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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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.

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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.

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Sue Ryder statement on introduction of Jack's Law

Sue Ryder statement on Jack's Law, which is a law coming into force in April, that allows parents to take two-weeks statutory bereavement leave

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Government urged to secure the future of palliative care provision

In a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Rishi Sunak, ahead of this week’s Budget, Sue Ryder's Director of Nursing, Sarah Gigg, states that the lack of secure funding is putting care for vulnerable people “at unnecessary risk.”

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Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent staff rock odd socks for Lymphoedema Awareness Week

Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice's Lymphoedema team are donning odd socks to mark Lymphoedema Awareness Week (2-8 March), shining a light on the condition and showing support for those who have to wear compression garments to manage their symptoms from day-to-day.

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A day in the life - Jan Bell, Lymphoedema Therapist at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

During Lymphoedema Awareness Week, we meet Jan Bell, a Lymphoedema Therapist at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. Jan is a qualified nurse and has worked at the hospice for 23 years. The Lyphoedema service provides specialist care and support to help people manage their symptoms. In this blog, she talks us through a day in her life.

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MPs and peers pledge their support for better access to community rehabilitation

A hard-hitting new report, published today by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Royal College of Occupational Therapists and Sue Ryder, asks MPs to ensure the NHS delivers on patients’ right to rehabilitation. 

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'Even if it's just to one person, or just one word, say something.' Jess Bacon's struggles with grief and the importance of opening up to others

At sixteen, Jess Bacon tragically lost her Dad. Here, she describes her struggles with depression and communicating about her loss, the silence of those around her who were scared to say the wrong thing and the liberating power of reaching out to people for support; 'Even if it's just to one person, or just one word, say something.'