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Coronavirus (Covid-19): update

St Richard’s Hospice cares for people with serious progressive illnesses so it is important that we take all reasonable steps to protect the wellbeing…

Open letter from St Richard’s Hospice Chief Executive June Patel

We are living in very challenging times with the coronavirus pandemic and I wanted to reassure our community that our services are fully operational - although being delivered very differently as…

Tips for looking after yourself

Many of our care and support services have gone virtual  for the moment – with support given  by video calls, over the phone, at…

St Richard's cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. We also support their loved ones.
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Our fabulous Family Support Team is continuing to care - just in a host of different ways. We loved seeing the Men's Space patient group get together for the first time virtually with Zoom this week.😊
Social Worker Andy explained, "It occurred to me that we could continue to run the group without being in a room together. The current situation led to all of us being challenged, but often from a challenge comes an opportunity. I think they guys appreciated the fact that we had all made the effort to get together again. They felt valued, respected, and most importantly they go to catch up with their mates. That's what Men's Space is all about." 😊

Find out more about our patient groups here
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.