Hospice Care Week 2020: Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice volunteers get creative to be there for patients during pandemic
Big hearted Befriending volunteers from Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice have found innovative ways to overcome challenges during the Coronavirus pandemic to continue friendship and support for patients.
Letter from Sue Ryder CEO, Heidi Travis, to David Pearson of the Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce regarding access to testing and PPE for our hospice services.
Cross-party letter to the Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, regarding our call for bereavement support bubbles in the case of further coronavirus lockdowns.
Sue Ryder has commented on extending bereavement benefits to unmarried partners with children, to help broaden access to these crucial bereavement benefits and make the process itself more flexible for those in need of this financial support.
Heidi Travis, Chief Executive of Sue Ryder, discusses the impact of delays in medical diagnoses and treatments on the numbers of people needing palliative care over the next 24 months, and makes the case for sustainable statutory funding for hospices.
Sue Ryder warns of increase in need for palliative care as a residual impact of coronavirus pandemic
National healthcare charity Sue Ryder has found that over one third (34 per cent) of the public said that they, or somebody they know, have delayed seeking medical advice or treatment for potentially serious symptoms during lockdown.
Alison Hilken is a long-term supporter of Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice and has been volunteering at the hospice for the last 12 years. Due to the coronavirus pandemic she's unable to carry out her normal role supporting day therapy patients, so has become a telephone befriender.
Letter to Helen Whatley MP, Care Minister from Sue Ryder's Chief Executive, Heidi Travis, regarding access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
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.
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.