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St Richard’s Hospice offers excellent, free specialist palliative care, comfort and compassion to patients with life-limiting illnesses and support their families.

We offer free compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illnesses, helping them to make the most of the days they have remaining. Our specialist teams offer care and advice to patients at home, in our Day Hospice or in our 17 bed In-patient Unit, and support their loved ones through bereavement. Each year we care for around 2,600 patients and family members.

We are an independent charity and depend on donations and gifts in Wills to provide our services.

Look out for our Love Your Local Hospice advert on ITV from Sunday 14th February.

“The care, respect and dignity that was given to our mother

whilst at St Richard’s was incredible and made a difficult

time so much more bearable.”

St Richard’s Hospice is pleased to be working in collaboration with hospices across the West Midlands. Find out more about our partner hospices at www.loveyourlocalhospice.org.uk

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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.