On 16th June, Sue Ryder and Barbara Keeley MP hosted a roundtable with MPs and hospice charities discussing the funding challenges facing the sector.
According to a study published today (Tuesday 15 June) by Cardiff University's Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre and the University of Bristol, many people struggling after a bereavement faced long waiting lists for support or were told they were not eligible.
Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice is part of a pioneering new partnership supporting bereaved people in Rutland.
Dr Paul Perkins, Chief Medical Director at Sue Ryder and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, talks about the latest Ambitions Framework for Palliative and End of Life Care, and how the important principles of person-centred care are embodied in the support we provide at Sue Ryder.
Sue Ryder marks Dying Matters Week by calling on the government to end the funding crisis facing the palliative care sector.
A coalition of MPs, businesses and charities have backed Sue Ryder's campaign for statutory bereavement leave in a powerful new video.
Jennie Hanbidge’s husband Dom died at home on October 17, 2020, aged just 48 after being diagnosed with stage 4 oesophageal cancer only a few months earlier. As the family were supported by the community team at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice during Dom’s illness, Jennie set up an Incredible Memories Fund enabling those who knew him to share memories and raise over £6,000 for the hospice.
“Chaplaincy is about ensuring that people are flourishing on a daily basis when receiving palliative care”
Reverend Vanessa Appleton is the Chaplain at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. She talks about providing spiritual support to patients, families, carers and staff in Berkshire during the pandemic.
Pippa Tinsley has already raised over £1,000 for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in memory of her dad, Paul (Nigel) Houghton, and hopes to raise more as she gets on her bike for a sponsored cycle from Sleaford to Lincoln later this year.
Sue Ryder is calling on the Government to commit to more sustainable funding for the hospice care sector, having commissioned an independent report looking into the rise in demand and cost for end of life care services over the next ten years.