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Helen, the Complimentary Therapy Lead at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

A year in the life of a complementary therapist

Helen is Complementary Therapist Lead at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. She gives an insight into what complementary therapies are, how they help people receiving care at our hospices and the challenges the team has faced over the last year.

Sue Ryder Nurses, Jacqui and Dawn, on their trek through Iceland

Sue Ryder Nurses trek in Iceland to raise funds for families

Nurses from Sue Ryder St John's Hospice swapped their uniforms for warm jackets and hiking boots as they took on a wintry trek in Iceland last November, to raise funds for the care they provide.

Izzy, a retail staff member at our Sue Ryder Ruislip charity shop.

Being welcomed and supported as part of the Sue Ryder retail team

Izzy, 19, has just started working with Sue Ryder as a member of Retail Bank Staff. She started volunteering with Sue Ryder as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award, and enjoyed it so much she didn’t want to leave! Izzy is autistic, and found that Sue Ryder was a really welcoming environment for her when looking for employment.

Emma, a Sue Ryder Nurse at Thorpe Hall Hospice

Beginning our careers in palliative care with Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder Nurses, Karina and Emma, joined Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice earlier this year – Karina on the inpatient unit and Emma in the Hospice at Home team. In this blog they share what their first few months have been like with Sue Ryder.

Two Sue Ryder shop volunteers

40 years of volunteering - celebrating three of our long service volunteers

Meet Sheila, Glenda and Denise, three retail volunteers at our Ramsey shop who between them have given over 40 years of dedicated service to Sue Ryder.

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice's Ward Manager, Sue

“Sometimes you really see the impact it’s had on a family and it makes you feel proud” Sue's 40 years in nursing

Sue is the Ward Manager at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and is retiring after 40 years as a nurse. She looks back on her nursing career and shares some insight into what it’s like working for Sue Ryder.

Sue Ryder Nurse Sarah Gower

“It’s a very supportive environment” Providing expert palliative care while growing in my career

Sarah is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. Here, she talks about her passion for delivering palliative care to people at home in the community and how Sue Ryder is supporting her career development.

Leah, a Sue Ryder Nurse at Thorpe Hall Hospice

“A job with Sue Ryder helps you grow and it brings out the real you” Leah's path to end of life care with Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

Leah recently joined Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice as a Sue Ryder Nurse, as part of the Skilled Worker Visa scheme. She shares her story in the hope of encouraging more international nurses to find out about joining the us through the scheme.

Nursing assistants Lynne and Denise pictured in their uniforms

“We make sure that if people are near the end of their life that they’re never left alone” Our journeys into palliative care nursing

Denise and Lynne are Nursing Assistants at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. They reflect on their different routes into nursing, their passion for the job and why they would encourage others to consider a career in palliative care with Sue Ryder.

Volunteer Judy is pictured receiving a prestigious award for her long-standing contribution

Tea-rific volunteer Judy marks 30 years of service at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

This Hospice Care Week, we are sharing the story of inspirational volunteer Judy who has raised many thousands of pounds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice and is celebrating three decades of loyal service.