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Care provider palliative care programme

Previously St Richard’s has offered support for care providers with the attainment of competencies from the Gold Standards Framework.  As an organisation we have reflected that this palliative and end of life education package is not suitable for many of the care providers across the county.  As a result, we are currently in the process of building a new, bespoke programme that will provide not only evidence-based education and learning around palliative and end of life care but also guides users on the management and achievement of competencies.

Whilst the package is being compiled we will be providing individual training sessions on particular subjects that will be included in the wider package but can be accessed as one-off sessions through the events and courses page.  These dates will be published in our revised Autumn prospectus.

Education courses and training calendar of events

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: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • 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.