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Wellbeing Week: Time to reflect on staff health and wellness

Chris Walbank, Service Director at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire, talks about the impact of the pandemic on their healthcare services. Out of uncertain times, Wellbeing Week was born, highlighting their valued teams and giving staff a chance to reflect on their own health and wellbeing.

Facing your first Valentine’s Day after the death of a loved one

Your first Valentine’s Day after the death of a loved one can be a painful reminder of what you’ve lost. Bianca Neumann, Head of Bereavement at Sue Ryder, offers advice about how to face Valentine’s Day when you're dealing with grief.

Meet volunteer Lynn and her Pets as Therapy dog Quito

Sue Ryder volunteer, Lynn, talks about deciding to register her furry four-legged companion, Quito, as a Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog and how he is bringing comfort, companionship and joy to patients at Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub Berkshire.

A year in the life of a complementary therapist

Helen is Complementary Therapist Lead at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. She gives an insight into what complementary therapies are, how they help people receiving care at our hospices and the challenges the team has faced over the last year.

Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire's value of care rated ‘Outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission report

The value and effectiveness of the care provided at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire has been deemed ‘Outstanding’ in a recent report issued by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Sue Ryder Nurses trek in Iceland to raise funds for families

Nurses from Sue Ryder St John's Hospice swapped their uniforms for warm jackets and hiking boots as they took on a wintry trek in Iceland last November, to raise funds for the care they provide.

Jane and Sean on the power of befriending

Jane currently receives care and support from Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire and was matched with Sean through their volunteer befriending scheme in 2020. They talk about the friendship they've created and how befriending has had a profound impact on their lives.

Being welcomed and supported as part of the Sue Ryder retail team

Izzy, 19, has just started working with Sue Ryder as a member of Retail Bank Staff. She started volunteering with Sue Ryder as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award, and enjoyed it so much she didn’t want to leave! Izzy is autistic, and found that Sue Ryder was a really welcoming environment for her when looking for employment.

Beginning our careers in palliative care with Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder Nurses, Karina and Emma, joined Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice earlier this year – Karina on the inpatient unit and Emma in the Hospice at Home team. In this blog they share what their first few months have been like with Sue Ryder.

“I know the fantastic work that goes on every day” Nicky does her first Dash in support of our care

Nicky, Head of Clinical Services at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe, will be putting her best foot forward this month as she represents the centre in the annual December Daily Dash to help raise funds for Sue Ryder.