Posts By: Hannah Worrall

Spiritual care continues through pandemic

Did you know, one of the services we offer patients and their loved ones is spiritual care? Through the pandemic our team of chaplains continues to safely support people of all faiths and none – both face-to-face, over the phone, or by video call. We are committed to making sure that people from all traditions… Read more »

How volunteers support patients and loved ones

We are so grateful to the volunteers who are able to safely carry on with their roles during the pandemic. Among this group are our wonderful Family Support Volunteers (FSVs) who adapted to continue giving emotional support to patients and bereaved people. Matt Jackson, Family Support Manager, said: “Our volunteers have been truly amazing. They… Read more »

St Richard’s Community Team at Christmas

Christmas been very different for everyone this year, with many unable to see family and friends as usual. Mindful of how the pandemic restrictions could leave patients isolated, our Community Team is working to ensure those we care for continue to feel supported at this time of year. The Hospice at Home team has been… Read more »

Garden centre helps create festive display for hospice

A festive display has been installed in a hospice’s garden for patients and visitors to enjoy – thanks to the support of a garden centre. The In-patient Unit (IPU) gardens at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester have been decorated with twinkling lights and Christmas trees. The display was created with the support of Webbs Garden… Read more »

Volunteers donate festive scrubs to city hospice

Caring staff are bringing a little Christmas cheer to the In-patient Unit (IPU) by donning festive scrubs made by a host of volunteers. Dedicated crafters poured many hours into making dozens of scrub tops and caps for the St Richard’s Hospice IPU Team. The idea was spearheaded by hospice doctor Sarah Onions, as stringent infection… Read more »

Patient’s snow wish made reality at St Richard’s

A woman lies in a bed outside her room at St Richard's Hospice looking up as snow falls from the air. The snow is actually foam blown from a snow machine. A nurse stands behind her.

Something magical happened in the gardens of St Richard’s Hospice on Wednesday, 9th December. Patient Helen Kennaway’s wish to see snow again was made a reality – with a little help from Chris at CLS Entertainments and his snow machine! It is always a privilege for the hospice team to help make time spent at… Read more »

Hospice Citizens Advice team raise £2 million

A man sits at a desk in front of a black laptop. He is in his kitchen and he is wearing a green jumper.

Benefits advisers working at a hospice have passed the £2 million mark in money raised for patients and families. The milestone amount was reached by Citizens Advice advisers working in the Family Support Team at St Richard’s Hospice since 2009. The advisers help gain financial support for patients with serious, progressive illnesses and their loved… Read more »

Daredevil Santas take to the skies for hospice

A group of 10 daredevil fundraisers took the plunge in a festive skydive to raise more than £11,000 for hospice care. The challenge took place on Saturday, December 5 and saw each skydiver soar to around 10,000ft before parachuting safely back to earth – dressed as Santa Claus. Each group member signed-up for the Santa… Read more »

Carers Rights Day 2020

When someone becomes unwell, often their loved one finds themselves providing support and practical care. Today, on Carers Rights Day, we’re highlighting how we can support those looking after a loved one with a serious, progressive illness. It’s easy for carers to get lost in all the demands made on them. And, it’s not unusual… Read more »

Children’s Grief Awareness Week at St Richard’s

A photograph showing hand shapes cut from red, yellow, and green craft foam. Each hand has words written on them, relating to remembering loved ones and coping with grief.

It’s Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK (19th – 26th November, 2020), and we’re focusing on the services provided to young people by our Family Support Team. During the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to help children navigate their grief. Our Family Support Team has found safe ways to be there for children experiencing bereavement…. Read more »