To care 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. Read our full Statement of Purpose
That people affected by a serious progressive illness and their loved ones have access to a range of free, excellent care and support to enable them to live life to the full.
Who do we care for?
We care for people with a serious progressive illness who have complex needs which cannot be met by other services. These include cancer and neurological, respiratory, cardiac and renal conditions.
All our services are available to people registered with a South Worcestershire GP. Our In-patient Unit cares for people across Worcestershire.
We care for people by:
Where we care
We offer free care and support for people in the hospice, in the community, in GP surgeries, at clinics or by telephone.
Our shared values
These values define our relationships with all those we care and support; our colleagues and the wider community.
Caring is at the heart of everything we do.
We are inclusive and treat everyone as an individual who we respect and value.
We take time to listen and respond to the needs of each person.
We work with empathy, sensitivity and understanding.
We are considerate, kind and fair.
We support and empower individual choice.
We are dedicated, reliable and hard working.
We continuously strive to deliver high-quality services.
We support each other and work together for the benefit of our patients and loved ones.
We aspire to be the best in everything we do.
We are innovative and develop our skills through continuous learning and evaluation.
We take responsibility for our actions and are accountable.
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
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.