About Sue Ryder Care

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. For over 65 years our doctors, nurses and carers have given people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

Sue Ryder - Dee View Court

We take the time to understand what’s important to people and give them choice and control over their care. This might be providing care for someone at the end of their life, in our hospices or at home. Or helping someone manage their grief when they’ve lost a loved one. Or providing specialist care, rehabilitation or support to someone with a neurological condition.
We want to provide more care for more people when it really matters. We see a future where our palliative and neurological care reaches more communities; where we can help more people begin to cope with bereavement; and where everyone can access the quality of care they deserve.

National Statistics
• We provide 2.2 million hours of palliative, neurological and bereavement support to thousands of people every year.
• It will cost us £48m to run our healthcare services in 2019–20.
• We expect to receive £30.4m in statutory funding so we will need to raise £17.3m.
• Just over a quarter of our total income comes from the NHS. NHS funding covers around 43% of our hospice running costs on average, so we rely on fundraising and earned income from our shops to raise the remainder.
80p in every £1 spent goes towards our patient care.
• We have around 1,000 doctors and nurses help us to provide our palliative, neurological and bereavement support across the country.
• We provide 850,000 hours of care through our hospices to thousands of families every year.
• Around a third of our fundraised income comes from gifts in Wills. This income pays for the equivalent of around 27 hospice beds every year.
• We have over 9,000 volunteers.
• Last year our online community supported over 135,000 people, with around 18,500 visitors every month.
35% of people admitted to our hospices go home again.