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Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire staff with Steven Treviss from the Anthony (Tony) Lane Foundation

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.

Cathy, a Sue Ryder volunteer and befriender, standing next to Dot, a Sue Ryder patient, in the sunshine

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.

A hospice art room with paintings hanging and all over the walls

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.

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.

Jane and Sean

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.

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.

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.