About Us

St Richard’s Hospice cares for patients and families in Worcestershire who are living with life-limiting illnesses. Each year we give free care and support to around 2,500 patients and family members – helping them towards the best quality of life possible.

St Richard’s is an independent registered charity. There are 230 full and part time staff led by our Senior Management Team and Our Governors.

St Richard’s was established in 1984. Read more about our History and how our services grew.

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AGM  Minutes  2016

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Mission Statement  – “Caring for Life”
The mission of St Richard’s is, in partnership with other providers, to enhance through specialist palliative and end of life care and education, the quality of life of patients and those important to them, suffering from life-limiting illnesses.


As with all other health care organisations, the work of St Richard’s Hospice is subject to inspection and  regulation. Within the organisation we practice Clinical Governance and fully comply with the Care Standard’s Act 2000. All staff and volunteers are governed by strict confidentiality policy and abide by professional practice guidelines.
In order to protect our staff at work in the community, they now carry devices that can monitor and record conversations. They can summon support services and the  recordings can be used in court proceedings.