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Image of Sue Ryder directions signage outside Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance: visiting a Sue Ryder hospice or neurological centre

We understand that visiting loved ones is crucial to the health and wellbeing of all our patients and clients, and the safety of the people in our care remains of paramount importance.

Gloria, Head Chef at Sue Ryder The Chantry

“I have the opportunity to make people happy with my food every day” Making a difference for residents and staff from The Chantry's kitchen

Gloria is the Head Chef at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre The Chantry. She talks about how inspiring The Chantry's person-centred approach is, the rewards of bringing joy through her meals and seeing the wellbeing benefits of letting people get creative with their food.

Sir Geoff Hurst, the first celebrity ambassador for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Sue Ryder Ambassador Sir Geoff Hurst shares his support for Walk to Remember

Former England footballer, World Cup winner and Sue Ryder Ambassador, Sir Geoff Hurst, is encouraging supporters to join Walk to Remember this year.

Image of Ryan Hearn and two of his support team along The Cotswold Way

Running the Cotswold Way in 24 hours for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice

After his mum was cared for at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, Ryan Hearn decided to take on his own challenge - to run 102 miles in 24 hours and fundraise to show his support for the expert care his mum received.

Student Nurse Anne-Marie

“If anyone said to me they weren’t sure about a hospice placement, I would really encourage them to just go for it”

Anne-Marie Howarth is a student nurse at The University of Bradford. Here, she shares her experience of a 12-week placement at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, and how it changed her perception of palliative care.

Sue Ryder Nurse Lisa Alvey

“Our patients are at the centre of the care we deliver and their wishes are paramount”

Sue Ryder Nurse Lisa Alvey works in the community team at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, delivering expert care and support to patients at home. Here, she talks about the essential aspect of expert symptom management in palliative care.

Image of Abbie, a Sue Ryder Practice Educator

Abbie's story - from nursing to becoming a Practice Educator

Abbie, a Practice Educator at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Dee View Court, shares her story of her career in nursing that has been driven by her dad's diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and the importance of specialist care.

Ruth, Unit Lead at Sue Ryder Stagenhoe

“We have the expertise to make sure everyone gets the help they need. It can be challenging, but it is very rewarding”

Ruth has worked at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe for over 30 years. Now the Unit Lead, she talks about starting out with Sue Ryder, how no two days are ever the same and the lessons she's learned from her experiences caring for people living with neurological conditions.

Volunteer Paul Scott doing some gardening in the hospice grounds

“When I’ve given patients and families my time and energy I always come away feeling good about myself”

Paul from Leeds has been a volunteer at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice for almost a decade, where he has a deeply personal connection. He is sharing his story in the hope of encouraging more people to consider volunteering for Sue Ryder.

Trish with her daughter

“I don’t believe in miracles but they are certainly working a miracle there” Trish's rehabilitation at Sue Ryder The Chantry

Trish suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2019, which left her unable to walk or talk and affected her short term memory. After time in hospital and numerous operations, Trish is now undergoing rehabilitation at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre The Chantry and making steady progress under the team’s expert care.