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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.

Michelle, Head of Clinical Services at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

“I love the team I work with here. It’s been a hard few months, but I’m really enjoying it and there are so many opportunities”

Michelle brings over 20 years nursing experience and a passion for palliative care to her new role as Head of Clinical Services at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. Arriving at the height of the pandemic, Michelle has had to hit the ground running but says her new colleagues have supported her every step of the way.

Bel moving along the route of her epic 100 mile challenge

Bel completes her 100 mile powered wheelchair challenge for Sue Ryder

Courageous Bel Cornwell has this month completed a 100 mile challenge in her powered wheelchair, battling through winter weather, lockdown restrictions and injury to raise funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, who have been supporting her.

Dr Kirsty Durley

Sue Ryder Doctor takes on historical trail challenge to raise funds for our specialist care

Dr Kirsty Durley is taking on the 53-mile 'Race to the King' endurance challenge this June to raise much-needed funds for Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice, where she works.

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.

Sisters Abi and Georgie

“You don’t know what Sue Ryder do until you need them.” Sisters take on trek challenge in memory of their mum and aunt

Sisters Abi and Georgie are taking part in the 100km Cotswold Way Challenge this June in tribute to another pair of sisters – their mum and aunt – who both received expert palliative care and support from Sue Ryder in their final days.

70% is the required funding level for hospices to continue caring

Hospice sector under threat amid increasing demand for palliative care

Sue Ryder marks Dying Matters Week by calling on the government to end the funding crisis facing the palliative care sector.

Joanne Chapman, Sue Ryder Nurse

“The best part of this job is the time you get to spend with your patients”

To mark International Nurses Day 2021, Sue Ryder Nurse Joanne Chapman shares her experience of working at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. She hopes that by sharing her story she will inspire others to follow a career in palliative care.

Sue Ryder Nursing Assistant Carole celebrating 25 years of service

“I have lots of lovely memories with patients - them making me laugh and me making them laugh in return”

For International Nurses Day on 12 May, we're sharing Nursing Assistant Carole's story, who is celebrating 25 years of dedicated service at Thorpe Hall Hospice. We hope her experience inspires others to take up a nursing career in palliative care with us.

Sue Ryder Nurse, Georgie, pictured outside Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

“I remember thinking ‘Oh my goodness. I have the time to give the care I want to give!’”

For International Nurses Day, we're sharing Georgie’s blog, where she describes her experience of joining Sue Ryder, the support she’s received as she pursues a career in palliative care and the more personal care she's able to provide for patients at Leckhampton Court Hospice.