Patient Experiences

Bringing quality to life: Derick's story

Derick Riddell had always been a fit and active man, however by last January his energy levels were so low, he would be exhausted by lunchtime and often need to sleep. The Bangor man had a leaking mitral valve which was getting worse, and despite his fears, it looked like heart surgery was the only viable option. 
Read Derick's story.


Living with Cystic Fibrosis: Chloe's story

Just like most girls her age, 17 year old Chloe Reynolds leads a busy life. When she isn’t hard at work in school, she enjoys socializing and relaxing with her friends. But unlike most girls her age, Chloe has cystic fibrosis and must also take time to manage her condition. She does this with the help of specialist staff at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.    Read Chloe's story.


Supported living: Betz' story

85 year old Betz Berryman is a fiercely independent woman who enjoys life to the full. Despite the onset of dementia, she was reluctant to move into residential accommodation fearing a loss of that independence. But when she came to look around Sydenham Court Supported Housing, she felt she might just have found the perfect solution.   Read Betz' story