Patient support volunteer Susan Clark has been volunteering her time on the wards and in the kitchens at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds for almost 40 years. Here, she outlines what her role involves and what the hospice is really like.
Later this summer, Susan Shackleton is swapping her Sue Ryder Nurse’s uniform for a wet suit and googles to raise funds for the patients she helps care for at Thorpe Hall Hospice.
39-year-old Helen Daniels is taking part in the Bedford Running Festival in September. She’ll be running in memory of her mum and to raise funds for the hospice that cared for her, Sue Ryder St John’s in Moggerhanger.
“The name Sue Ryder means a lot. When we wear our uniforms we feel part of something, and families feel in safe hands.” These are the words of Senior Nursing Assistant Julia Tyas who is part of our band of close-knit healthcare workers in Gloucestershire who help keep loved ones looked after at home at the end of their life.
Sue Ryder hosted a free conference on human rights in end of life care on Thursday 27th June 2019 in London, exploring further how applying a human rights approach to practice can help deliver person-centred and compassionate care.
Staff at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice have been trialling an innovative Wellbeing Café to support patients to live as fully and actively as possible with great success.
Jamie Peacock MBE – former Bradford, Leeds, England and Great Britain rugby league player, has been appointed as the very first ambassador for Sue Ryder Wheatfields hospice in Headingley.
This morning, Wednesday 17 July, the Department of Work and Pensions Minister gave evidence to the Select Committee as the final part of its inquiry into the Bereavement Support Payment.
Jacqui Graves, Human Rights Lead at Sue Ryder shares her experience and learnings of implementing the training programme to date.
Wilma Jassal takes us through a day in her life as a Nursing Assistant at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice’s Palliative Care Hub.