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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.

Lydia, a Sue Ryder Nurse who is currently doing her apprenticeship

“My apprenticeship is helping me support the team” Lydia's learning and career journey in palliative care with Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder Nursing Team Leader, Lydia, who's studying for a Level 3 qualification in Team Leader Management, takes us through her learning journey and career in palliative care with Sue Ryder. She shines a light on how rewarding end of life care is, the difference it makes to patients and families, and the support she's received.

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.

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.

Andrea Marsh receiving some flowers for her work anniversary

“I can’t remember wanting to do anything else” Andrea celebrates 40 years as a Sue Ryder Nurse

Sue Ryder Nurse Andrea Marsh recently celebrated her 40-year work anniversary at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. Here, she reflects on the last four decades and why she loves her job.

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.