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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.

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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.

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.

Alex and Alice during their climb to Ben Nevis

Feeling on top of the world – newly-wed couple climb Ben Nevis in support of Sue Ryder hospice

A newly-wed pair of hiking heroes have started their married life together by scaling the UK’s highest mountain, raising crucial funds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Nicola, a Sue Ryder Nursing Assistant

“When my brother was at Wheatfields it made me realise what a lovely job palliative care is - to provide that reassurance for patients and families in their final weeks”

When Nicola was hospitalised with COVID-19 a few weeks after the death of her brother at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, it was life-changing. After recuperating at home, Nicola saw an advert for Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire and decided to fulfil a long-held ambition to work in palliative care.

Sue Ryder Hospice Nurse in PPE

Sue Ryder holds parliamentary roundtable on the future of funding for the hospice sector

On 16th June, Sue Ryder and Barbara Keeley MP hosted a roundtable with MPs and hospice charities discussing the funding challenges facing the sector.

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Sue Ryder comments on new survey as the Government due to launch UK Commission on Bereavement

According to a study published today (Tuesday 15 June) by Cardiff University's Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre and the University of Bristol, many people struggling after a bereavement faced long waiting lists for support or were told they were not eligible.

Melissa, visiting a patient's home for Leckhampton's Hospice at Home service

“I just love the patient-centred care that we're able to offer. Where else would you get to make this kind of difference?”

Senior Nursing Assistant Melissa has worked in palliative and end-of-life care for eight years and has been part of the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court ‘Hospice at Home’ team for the last four. She talks about her experiences of supporting patients and their families at home through the toughest times.

Ambitions Framework for Palliative and End of Life Care

The new Ambitions Framework for Palliative and End of Life Care

Dr Paul Perkins, Chief Medical Director at Sue Ryder and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, talks about the latest Ambitions Framework for Palliative and End of Life Care, and how the important principles of person-centred care are embodied in the support we provide at Sue Ryder.