"Last year I met a young man, Colin, who told me his dad's heart-breaking story. His dad had a huge stroke. His life was saved by the NHS, but subsequently he was stuck in hospital for over a year before being moved to an older people's care home while he waited for his house to be adapted." Bruce Crawford MSP on why he is backing the Sue Ryder Rewrite the Future Campaign.
Wendy Loader and Anna Primrose-Wells are Occupational Therapists at our Leckhampton Court Hospice. Together they work across the Inpatient Unit – the only one in Gloucestershire providing specialist inpatient hospice care – and Day Hospice. Hospice Director Elise Hoadley meets them to find out how they help people maintain independence at the end of their lives.
Earlier this year, Pippa and Barbara, whose husbands were both cared for at our Thorpe Hall Hospice, were sadly widowed within a month of one other. Here, they tell Hospice Director Allison Mann how Sue Ryder's family support team brought them together.
Fern Haynes and three nurses from Duchess of Kent Hospice conquered the Challenge the Wild event, raising over £3,000 for Sue Ryder. Fern shares her experience in this blog.
On the afternoon of Wednesday 1 November, Elise Hoadley, Director of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, sat in front of the MPs of the Public Accounts Committee and answered questions about how well some important NHS systems are working for people at the end of life.
In September 2017 seven brave participants took part in a Bear Grylls-style survival weekend, Challenge the Wild, in aid of Sue Ryder Dee View Court. Ahead of their 48 hours of trekking, camping and beastie-eating (although, hopefully not!), Dee View Court's Capital Appeal Manager Emma caught up with some of the team.
In this blog post, Thomas McGreevy expresses his frustration at the barriers he’s faced over the past five years while trying to get his wife Dee the neurological care and support she needs.
This year’s Hospice Care Week, taking place from 9-15th October, is about celebrating hospice care, explaining its reality, and countering the misconceptions and fears so many people have. Allison Mann takes on the common myths and shows what hospice care is really about.
Our corporate partnership with Airedale Shopping Centre in Keighley has brought great benefits on both sides.
As a little girl, sitting in the back of her parents’ car, Allison Mann remembers driving past the 17th-century Thorpe Hall in Peterborough and saying "I want to work there".