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Celebrity supporters join with Sue Ryder in a bid to recruit more palliative care nurses

Sue Ryder celebrity supporters Sir Geoff Hurst MBE, rugby player Jamie Peacock MBE and Malin Andersson have joined with Sue Ryder to launch the ‘We are Sue Ryder’ campaign, aiming to raise awareness of the critical recruitment need for palliative care nurses across the UK.

Sue Ryder launches new overnight care service for patients in South Oxfordshire

A donation from The Anthony (Tony) Lane Foundation to Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire will see a new overnight service launched, giving home palliative care to patients at night across South Oxfordshire.

Volunteers’ Week 2022: what befriending means to me

For Volunteers’ Week 2022, we shine a light on Cathy, one of our incredible befriending volunteers who has supported Dot after her lung cancer diagnosis. Read about their relationship and what the service means to them.

Volunteers’ Week 2022: the joy and value of music therapy

For Volunteers' Week we celebrate the contributions of our amazing volunteers across Sue Ryder. Here, we shine a light on Caroline, who helps provide music therapy sessions and other support for residents at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire.

Thorpe Hall Hospice are here to support children and families moving into adult care

Kristie, Young Person’s Transition Coordinator at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, gives an insight into her role supporting young people, in the hope of spreading the word that the hospice is there for children transitioning to adult care too.

Wellbeing Week: Time to reflect on staff health and wellness

Chris Walbank, Service Director at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire, talks about the impact of the pandemic on their healthcare services. Out of uncertain times, Wellbeing Week was born, highlighting their valued teams and giving staff a chance to reflect on their own health and wellbeing.

Meet volunteer Lynn and her Pets as Therapy dog Quito

Sue Ryder volunteer, Lynn, talks about deciding to register her furry four-legged companion, Quito, as a Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog and how he is bringing comfort, companionship and joy to patients at Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub Berkshire.

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 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.

Jane and Sean on the power of befriending

Jane currently receives care and support from Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire and was matched with Sean through their volunteer befriending scheme in 2020. They talk about the friendship they've created and how befriending has had a profound impact on their lives.