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A woman alone at home, grieving for a loved one

Coping with grief on Mother’s Day

If you've lost your mum, Mother's Day can be fraught with emotion as memories and the pain of losing her return amidst the celebrations. With the coronavirus pandemic meaning more people are likely to be grieving for loved ones this year, Bianca Neumann, Head of Bereavement at Sue Ryder, gives expert advice on coping with grief around Mother’s Day.

Dr Brenda Ward, Palliative Care Consultant at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice and Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust

Sue Ryder hospice and NHS hospital appoint new joint palliative care role

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have worked together to appoint Dr Brenda Ward​​​​​​​, the new Palliative Care Consultant across both sites, in what is a first for Gloucestershire.

The Sue Ryder team delivering virtual day hospice services at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

“The sessions help to really set me up for the day, and they make me feel so much better”

After receiving support from Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice's Inpatient Unit following surgery in 2019, Steph Brooks, 51, started attending the Day Hospice that has since adapted to a new virtual service due to the pandemic.

The Government covers just 37% of palliative care costs each year.

It's time to end the hospice funding crisis

Sue Ryder is calling on the Government to commit to more sustainable funding for the hospice care sector, having commissioned an independent report looking into the rise in demand and cost for end of life care services over the next ten years.

Amanda Hornsby

“Virtual day hospice is helping me feel like me again”

Amanda Hornsby, who has functional neurological disorder, first received support from Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice's Day Services in November 2019. She talks about the vital support she’s now getting through the hospice's new Virtual Day Services programme.

The Lymphoedema Team at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice on a video call

“Helping someone crying on the end of the phone has been, and continues to be, one of the hardest things”

The Lymphoedema Team at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice provide specialist care and support to people across Berkshire. During Lymphoedema Awareness Week, Lymphoedema Therapist Jan Bell talks about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their service and how the team has adapted to new ways of working.

Mark Sturgess with his brother James

“All the staff do their jobs to an amazing standard but they also have that extra human touch”

28-year-old James Sturgess died at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in 2017, three years after being diagnosed with cancer. Here, his older brother Mark talks about the level of care and support they received as a family during the most difficult times.

A Sue Ryder nurse with a patient at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

“If we’d stopped and thought about the scale of the task, we’d have fallen over…but we did it”

The Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire opened, after years in the planning, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Centre director Terry Mears and neuro rehab lead Hannah Halliwell share their experience of such a difficult, yet rewarding, time.

Dr. Amir Khan, Sue Ryder Manorlands' first ambassador

Dr Amir Khan becomes ambassador for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

TV doctor, author and NHS GP, Dr Amir Khan, has been appointed as the first ambassador for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice near Keighley.

A Sue Ryder doctor and nurse in PPE at a patient's bedside

Sue Ryder calls for involvement of specialist care providers in Government's latest NHS reforms

As Government plans for legislation to reform the NHS and integration of services are revealed, Sue Ryder is calling for closer involvement with specialist care providers so that they can contribute to decision making and effectively support those they care for during the pandemic.