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Couple give virtual garden tour to raise funds

Sit back and relax as you take a virtual tour of a beautiful garden, owned by hospice supporters John and Sue Fletcher. Each year, the couple invite visitors to enjoy their garden as part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS) Open Gardens. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is not possible in 2020. Instead,… Read more »

Key worker to run 128km for hospice

A primary school teacher is running 128km this month to raise funds for the Worcestershire hospice which cared for one of her best friends. Emma Winter, from Merthyr Tydfil, is running the equivalent distance from her home to St Richard’s Hospice, in Worcester, while still busy teaching as one of the nation’s key workers.  … Read more »

Hospice receives £2K boost from business

Staff at a county hospice are “thrilled” to benefit from a £2,000 donation made by a company based near Malvern. St Richard’s Hospice was selected to receive the funding by staff at Cytoplan Limited, a food supplements company in Hanley Swan. The donation was made possible by Cytoplan’s owners, The AIM Foundation, which has also… Read more »

Florence Nightingale clock to be auctioned for hospice

A carriage clock presented as a gift by Florence Nightingale – the founder of modern nursing – is to be auctioned in aid of a Worcestershire hospice. The 8 inch high clock was thought to have been given by the famous Victorian nurse to fellow social reformer Mathilde Schwabe. The current owner of the clock, who has asked to remain anonymous, will donate all money raised from its sale to… Read more »

Runner to attempt marathon in back garden

A dedicated runner is set to complete a marathon in her back garden – to raise funds for the hospice which cared for her brother. Jane Fletcher, from Droitwich, will take on the challenge on Sunday, April 26 – to coincide with what would have been the 40th London Marathon. In light of social distancing… Read more »

Help us care in uncertain times

An appeal from Dr Nicky Wilderspin, Medical Director at St Richard’s Hospice: As the Medical Director here at St Richard’s, I wanted to let you know how your hospice team is continuing to help patients and their loved ones across Worcestershire in these unprecedented times. And, I’d also like to ask you to consider supporting… Read more »

Bookshop set up on online marketplace

A new online store has been launched to sell rare, collectable and antique titles donated to a hospice bookshop. Since launching a shop on the online marketplace ABE Books, St Richard’s Hospice has sold titles to customers around the world – all from its store in Tewkesbury. The charity currently has more than 160 fiction… Read more »

Malvern strongwoman in bid to break world record

A Malvern woman will be hoping to smash a world record as she attempts to pull a car weighing the equivalent of a hippopotamus around a circuit constantly for 24 hours at the Three Counties Showground. Emma Chetwynd Jarvis will pull the 1.5-ton vehicle, which will also include a driver, using a body harness as… Read more »

Boy wears shorts for 365 days to support hospice

A 10-year-old schoolboy is swapping trousers for shorts in a year-long challenge to raise funds for the hospice which cared for his aunt. Liam Ingram, from Worcester, is over a month into the unusual challenge – and intends to wear shorts every day of the year, whatever the weather. The youngster is raising money for… Read more »

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.