“I have more time to spend with the people that I look after and I feel that I am able to give the quality of care each of them deserves”
Sue Ryder Nurse Cecelia Mwenda joined the team at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe in March last year. She talks about the importance of building relationships with the people she cares for and the more personal support this allows her to provide, as well as the challenges they've faced at Stagenhoe during the pandemic.
Sue Ryder and a coalition of MPs, charities, businesses, faith leaders, and healthcare professionals are calling on the Government to introduce statutory paid bereavement leave for all UK employees grieving the loss of a close relative or partner.
Sue Ryder is calling on the government to introduce two weeks statutory paid bereavement leave for all UK employees for the loss of close relative or partner
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.
“There are so many elements of my job that I love.” Fern, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice's Inpatient Unit Manager
After a variety of other nursing environments and more than a decade on from her first placement at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, Fern is now their IPU Manager. She describes her nursing and managerial responsibilities, as well as the challenges and joys of working in palliative care.
“I started at Thorpe Hall in March and obviously things have been very different to how they would normally be.” Caroline, Sue Ryder Nurse
Arriving at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in March 2020, Caroline has had a long and varied career in nursing and brings a wealth of experience to Sue Ryder. But nothing could have prepared her for the impact Covid-19 would have on our healthcare system.
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.