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St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living life-limiting illnesses and supports their families.

Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.

In the In-patient Unit specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if they so choose, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity.

St Richard’s is grateful for all donations towards the £8.2m we need to raise this year to continue our work.  

Facts and figures

  • All our services to patients and families are free
  • St Richard’s Hospice was formed in 1984
  • We serve a population of 288,000 in South Worcestershire and take patients from the north of the county into the In-patient Unit
  • More than 2,500 patients and family members are supported by the St Richard’s team each year
  • St Richard’s has approximately 230 staff and 1,000 volunteers
  • We need to raise £8.2m this year to run all our services
  • Approximately 24.5% of our funding comes from the Worcestershire NHS. The remainder needs to be raised through voluntary gifts, donations and legacies.

Media contact:
If you are a member of the media and would like more information, case studies or images please contact Helen Griffee, St Richard’s Hospice Communications Manager on 01905 763963 or email