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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.

Louise, Senior Physiotherapist at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

“It’s really incredible” Providing neurological care and transforming lives in Lancashire

Louise is a Senior Physiotherapist at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire. She has been instrumental in providing expert care for her clients and explains how being a physio is a varied and rewarding role. She sees Allied Health Professions day on October 14 as an important celebration of the vital work that her and her colleagues across healthcare carry out daily.

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 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.

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.

Fran, behind her desk at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe

“I want to do anything I can to make the centre a nice environment for everyone”

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.

Louise, a volunteer at our Abbeydale shop, outside the front shop window

The pathway to employment: celebrating volunteer progression at the Sue Ryder Abbeydale shop

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.

Duncan and his sister Catriona

“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.