What St Richard's means to me

Dignity, comfort, fun and laughter

17 June 2014
Luke tells of his personal experience of St Richard's Hospice.   I have always been touched by the work that hospices do and, with friends, we have completed many challenges over the years to help raise money.   However, I unfortunately now have first-hand experience, and I can say now that I have always massively underestimated just how important hospices are.   My Dad spent the last few da... Read More

How St Richard's Community Volunteers make a big difference

02 December 2013
The St Richard's Hospice Community Volunteers scheme was launched in November, 2013.

Watch this short film to hear how patients and volunteers benefit from the scheme.



You Tube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40UQQI24ywE
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Our hospice experience

26 June 2012
My wife’s mother Pat was diagnosed with bladder cancer in October 2011. She spent Christmas in hospital in Redditch where the bladder was removed and after a couple of weeks in hospital and a few more recuperating with us, she was able to go home to Worcester. The cancer was very aggressive though and by Easter 2012, Pat was back in hospital in Cheltenham. A further major operation took place to r... Read More

Worcester MP talks about care of his father

19 June 2012
Worcester MP Robin Walker talks about the care of St Richard's Hospice during the illness of his later father Lord Walker who was a life-long hospice supporter.

You Tube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyO2vmHV-QY
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How St Richard's helped my family

12 June 2012
Dawn talks about how St Richard's helped her and her husband and two young children. A moving short video. Read More

Some of your Mother's Day thoughts

22 March 2012
Here are just a few of the lovely comments posted on our St Richard's Hospice Facebook page. Thank you: Julie Smith and a massive thankyou for looking after my mum so amazingly xxxx

 Joanna Charles ‎19 years ago you looked after our mum and gave us all the support we needed. xxxxxx Sue Hayley Thank you for your thoughts and for looking after our Mum so wonderfully last year. This is our first M...
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Young carers group helped me to cope

26 January 2012
Dawn, aged 43.
The Young Carers Group helped me to cope during the most difficult time of my life.  My husband was terminally ill with a brain tumour and was very close to the end of his life.  My daughters Camille, aged 5, and Imogen, aged 2, were distraught watching their Daddy’s daily struggle to stay with them.  Every month I came to the Young Carers Group with my daughter Camille where she me...
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St Richard's makes huge difference

16 January 2012
Patients and family members talk about how St Richard's has helped them.




You Tube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exnXT7ZC5pM


 
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St Richard's at Christmas

19 December 2011
An extract from a thank you letter to St Richard's after last Christmas :

To everyone at St Richard’s Hospice.

Not only were you able to keep Dad as healthy as possible but you always kept a smile on his face and as the weeks passed he decided to ask his visitors for a small donation towards the hospice, which he kept in a used coffee jar beside his bed.  He loved many members of your staff and ...
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"I will never forget..."

22 August 2011
From a recent letter:
"From the moment my father entered St Richard's we were welcomed by caring, professional staff who did their utmost to make my father's last few days peaceful and comfortable. I will never forget the kindness and compassion shown to me, especially during dad's last night, and the calm and caring way in which dad's symptoms were controlled. I am deeply sad that dad has gone ...
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