Case studies

helen griffee
18 August 2014

Films on our care

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helen griffee
23 May 2013

We can change the last taboo - Dying Matters Week

My name is Louise and I am a patient at St Richard’s. I have lived with my very unusual smooth muscle wasting diseases for many years and they have resulted in me having bladder and bowel failure. I do not know when my status changed but it is genera Read More

helen griffee
08 July 2013

"Staff were so supportive"

Paula Hancock shares her experience of St Richard’s and their care of her mum My mum Noreen Hancock was diagnosed with bowel cancer in early January 2011 when she was 56. She was transferred to Worcester Royal where she had surgery to remove the Read More

helen griffee
22 July 2011

Hospice made such a difference

The Anderson family from Ombersley have their own personal experience of how much they have been helped by St Richard’s, particularly the Family Support Team. Mother of two, Katy Anderson, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2004 and was given just three months to live.  But after radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and a wide range of treatments, Katy lived for four years. As soon as Katy was diagnose... Read More

helen griffee
07 November 2011

How hospice helped our family

Coming to terms with a terminal diagnosis can be an incredibly difficult thing to do, especially when you have a family. When Alison Holmes died from breast cancer she left behind her 13-year old daughter, 16-year old son and husband who were completely lost without her.

But staff at St Richard's Hospice in Worcester stepped in to guide the family through their emotions and help them learn to liv...
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