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.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
Fran is the Housekeeping Supervisor at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe. She talks about how supportive her colleagues are, adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the varied jobs and extra projects she does to ensure the centre is a welcoming place for residents and their families.
Carol, Mark, Louise and Jacqui have all gone from volunteers to paid members of staff at our Sue Ryder Abbeydale shop. They discuss their reasons for joining Sue Ryder as volunteers and their personal journeys towards their current retail roles.
“We cannot praise the staff enough for the care shown, not only to Duncan, but to us, the relatives”
Duncan, 52, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in his twenties and lived with his parents, until moving into Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Dee View Court in January 2020. Weeks later, the country went into lockdown. Here, Duncan’s sister Catriona details how Sue Ryder staff provided much-needed reassurance.
Carers Week 2021: Providing person-centred neurological care that gives each resident choice and control
Sarah Jayne is a Senior Carer at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Dee View Court. She shares her story of supporting residents there, how she's been able to develop her skills as a carer and the rewards of helping people live the best life they possibly can.
Carers Week 2021: “Caring is in my blood. I’ve always had a very strong instinct to look after people and do what I can to make them feel better”
Sharon, Senior Carer at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire, shares her experience of supporting residents, the team pulling together through the pandemic and how caring for others is something she feels she was born to do.