Inspirational Blog

Tai Chi in Day Hospice

14 April 2014
Our physio Gill leads Day Hospice patients in some gentle Tai Chi to help them relax and boost their feelings of well being. Just one of the many things we do at St Richard's you may not know!

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Our nursing ethos

08 April 2014
Nursing Ethos : St Richard’s Hospice There is considerable national debate about the public’s perception of nursing and how patients and their loved ones want nursing care to be provided with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect. These values are well established and reflected by the St Richard’s Hospice nursing teams in everything they do …. but how do they go about  transforming  these val... Read More

The growth of St Richard's

08 April 2014
St Richard’s Hospice started with one part time nurse visiting patients in their home, responding to calls for help made to a telephone in home of a GP in Droitwich. How things have grown in 30 years! Then hospice care was not an established area of healthcare; indeed, it was frowned upon my many. Today the dreams of small groups of visionary pioneers, such as our founders, across the country have... Read More

Nora and Ken talk about St Richard's Hospice at Home care

24 March 2014
Nora and Ken Peers talk about what it means to them to have St Richard's Hospice at Home care.

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BBC Midlands Today broadcast

20 March 2014
Nora talks to BBC Midlands Today about how St Richard's care in her own home has made such a difference Read More

Mum's care inspires Becky to run Worcester half marathon

24 February 2014
Hear Becky Jones talk about why she is running the Worcester Half Marathon for St Richard's Hospice. Read More

Chaplain photo wins competition

18 December 2013

We love this beautiful, thoughtful photo by John Fox of our associate chaplain Jill Groves which was chosen as the winning photo in the Worcester Cathedral photography competition.  
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Day Hospice Pamper session

05 November 2013
Our Day Hospice patients enjoy a pamper session from volunteer Lydia Repton, business manager of Lancôme Selfridges, who ensures they walk out with a lovely glow and feeling better about themselves. Watch our short video to find out what patients had to say when BBC Hereford and Worcester reporter Simon stopped by. Read More

Demand for hospice care to increase

28 January 2013
From ehospice

The demand for care at the end of life will increase as our population ages, and the nature of that care will become more complex as more of us live with (and die from) chronic diseases. "The scale of the challenge ahead is dramatic and will require hospices to significantly increase the extent and scope of end of life services." A report on the current and future needs for hospic...
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28 January 2013
We are delighted to announce that following a rigorous application process to the Queen's Nursing Institute, it has been confirmed that Vanessa Gibson, St Richard’s Hospice Clinical Nurse Specialist, Team Leader, will be awarded title of Queen's Nurse at an award ceremony in London in April, celebrating her many achievements in clinical leadership and service developments in Community Nursing and ... Read More