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Making dreams come true

lesley jay snow machine

In her final days being cared for by St Richard’s we were privileged to help Lesley achieve her heartfelt wishes of seeing her grandchildren play in the snow and holding newborn lambs. Her family have asked us to share these precious moments to inspire others to support hospice care. Her daughter Zena said, ‘My Mum… Read more »

Hospitality team celebrates year of service

Tracey and Jules Kramer hospitality volunteer

Our Hospitality Service has now been running for a year and the impact it has had on the care of our patients in the In-patient Unit is immense.   Currently Tracey Heritage leads a team of ten volunteers who visit each patient in their room every morning to discuss what they would like to eat for… Read more »

Be proud to ‘shake’ with St Richard’s

Ray Mace  day hospice patient

Parkinson’s Awareness Week 10-18 April 2017 Ask anyone suffering from Parkinson’s Disease (PD) their favourite song and the answer will probably be the unforgettable Elvis Presley song ‘Shake Rattle and Roll.’  If it’s sung in a crowd it is the ideal song for a good shake without anyone suspecting that you have the famous PD! … Read more »

Perceptions of our care

Alice Spearing HCW

We have recently undertaken market research across Worcestershire to learn new insight into how our community and supporters perceive and understand our care and support. The market research involved on-street surveys and an online questionnaire which was kindly funded by a grant making trust. We would like to thank those who took part in the… Read more »

Special quilt created to support bereaved family

Matthew Picton memory quilt (1)

Staff and patients at St Richard’s Hospice have pulled together to create a very special multi-sensory quilt to help a family cope with their bereavement. Matthew Picton, who lived with a mitochondrial disorder that left him with learning and other disabilities, but died from stomach cancer, was cared for at the end of his life… Read more »

New courses offer daily benefits

Ken and Gwen Stark

A couple from Pershore are benefiting from a new approach to day hospice care which aims to give patients more confidence in managing their illness. Gwen Stark was keen to try the new pilot courses offered as part of the ‘living well’ approach, having previously enjoyed sessions at St Richard’s Day Hospice. As a result… Read more »

Jacky has hoot at fundraiser

jacky-on-owl-day

Jacky Smith is 49 and living with MND. Jacky writes regularly for our Inspirational blogs Saturday afternoon the sun shone on the owl show to raise funds for St Richard’s. Thirty or so of my friends gathered to see a display of eleven owls from Bridgnorth. We were able to get up close and personal… Read more »

Hospice Care is…

councillor-cynthia-palmer-mayor-of-malvern

Recently Mayors and their deputies and council representatives were welcomed to a tour of the hospice. We asked them to tell us what hospice care means to them.  

Hospice care is..’a breath of fresh air’

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What does hospice care mean to me? Jacky Smith is 49 and living with MND.  Hospice care means the world to me and I know it means the world to my friends at St Richard’s too. We have been working on a project of seven word stories. It’s been fun and three of the men… Read more »