Smiling hospice nurse by 1884 Wall at Derby County stadium

Our Hospice at Home nurse, and long-term Derby County supporter, Lisa Rutter, has been surprised with her name on the club’s community wall.

Lisa’s husband Danny wanted to honour his wife’s achievements, particularly during the pandemic. 

Danny heard about Derby County Community Trust’s plans to pay homage to fans on a dedicated area outside Pride Park Stadium. He nominated Lisa for a space on the ‘1884 Wall’ and she was chosen as one of the deserving winners.

1884 Wall plaque for Lisa Rutter

Lisa has worked as a Hospice at Home nurse for the last five years. She is one of over forty nurses and health care assistants who help care for patients at the very end of life in their own home

It was such a lovely surprise to see my name on the wall

"Danny and I, plus our two boys, have season tickets to watch Derby. And the Derby County Community Trust have helped us out enormously as a family. Our son Charlie uses the Sensory Room and participates in their Tackle It group which supports young men with their mental wellbeing. 

Happy family on holiday

"Going to watch Derby County is something which we love to do as a family. Charlie in particular lives and breathes Derby County and watching the Rams. Seeing him waving his black and white flag around, makes me quite emotional. Pride Park Stadium is his happy place."

It's a true privilege

Lisa finds her role as a Hospice at Home nurse very rewarding:

You wouldn’t always think about it with end of life care, but Treetops is such a positive and supportive place to work.

“When I go into patients’ homes, I feel like I’m making a difference to them and their families at one of the most difficult times of their lives. Whether it’s managing symptoms, providing medication or just talking and holding their hand, it’s a true privilege.

smiling hospice nurse

“We’re there for families, just as much as the patient. It gives them time to go and have a rest and a good sleep that they need, knowing that their loved one is being looked after. This is the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.”