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Activity weekend supports bereaved families

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Nine children and eight adults attended a weekend of activities run by the St Richard’s Family Support Team last weekend.  On Saturday they took part in a variety of activities including boating and a low ropes course at Aztec Adventure in Upton Warren and Sunday was spent at the hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester on creating… Read more »

Demand for family support rockets

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Demand for more people to receive help before and after a loved one dies has seen the work of Worcestershire’s St Richard’s Hospice Family Support Team rocket in the last year. During 2016, attendances at support groups run by the independent charity have leapt by 78% from 917 places to 1,636 in just 12 months…. Read more »

Bereaved take Next Steps

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Bereaved people in Worcestershire who have been supported by St Richard’s Hospice have set up their own group to help them look to the future. The newly formed social group is called Next Steps and meets in the community room at the Waitrose store in Worcester. Members of the group had previously been helped by… Read more »

Bereaved families on canal boat outing

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Bereaved families have been treated to a half-term canal boat outing. Two families enjoyed a canal boat trip on The Wanderer, a Worcestershire Community Work Boat which is owned by the Canal & Rivert Trust. Both families are being helped by Bereavement Support South Worcestershire (BSSW), a team aiding those who have been affected by… Read more »

Hospice’s nursing excellence recognised

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The excellent training St Richard’s Hospice provides for healthcare students been recognised this week at the NHS and University of Worcester Mentor Awards 2016. The hospice’s In-patient Unit team received the award for the excellent support and mentoring they provide to University of Worcester’s student nurses and other health professionals training as part of their… Read more »

Hospice support helps transform life with heart failure

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The care and support of St Richard’s hospice has helped transform the life of a Worcestershire man who is living with heart failure. Ray Mace, 68 from Shrawley, says he had difficulty walking, had lost two stone in weight and lacked any confidence to leave his home. But 12 weeks after he started weekly visits… Read more »

Teenagers benefit from bereavement activity day

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  Teenagers experiencing bereavement have taken part in a bespoke support and activity day aimed at helping with aspects of grief they may be facing. The group joined the morning support session at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester which was followed by an activity afternoon at Upton Warren adventure centre near Droitwich. The aim of… Read more »

Team dishes up tasty menu

Hospitality co-ordinator Tracey Heritage, John Mitchell and volunteer Jenny Wigginton

  A tasty fish-finger sandwich or nutritious three-course lunch – patients in St Richard’s Hospice are now offered a bespoke menu tailored to their individual tastes. After a successful pilot project, St Richard’s has introduced a team of volunteers working seven days a week to deliver the personalised service, led by hospitality co-ordinator Tracey Heritage…. Read more »

Specialist breast cancer nurse helps patients through complex journey

Lynne Colbourne Secondary Care Breast Nurse

Women in Worcestershire with secondary breast cancer are benefiting from a new specialist nurse who helps them through the complex journey of treatments and emotions. In the first six months since she started her new role, Lynne Colbourne, has supported 63 women from Worcester, Droitwich, Evesham, Malvern, Pershore and surrounding areas. The experienced chemotherapy, oncology… Read more »

Quality of hospice care recognised

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This month we have received our latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) review and are delighted that we have been awarded a Good rating overall, with some aspects of our services rated as Outstanding. The CQC is the independent regulator for health and social care in England and exists to make sure that healthcare providers, including hospices,… Read more »