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Thousands of names dedicated in Lights of Love

Hundreds of twinkling lights will be lit in memory and celebration of loved ones at Worcester Cathedral this Friday (22nd November) There will be two St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services at Worcester Cathedral on Friday 22nd November at 2.30pm and 7pm.  Pupils from King’s Hawford will sing at the afternoon service, with those… Read more »

Dedicate a light in memory of loved ones

Hundreds of twinkling lights will be lit in memory and celebration of loved ones at a range of moving hospice services this winter. In the weeks leading to Christmas, there will be six St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services or events – offering the community a place to remember and celebrate the lives of… Read more »

Hospice ‘thrilled’ as festival raises £2K for care

A HOSPICE has thanked the team behind Worcester Festival for raising more than £2,000 for its care with this year’s 17-day extravaganza. St Richard’s Hospice, based in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, received £2,144 raised at collections and events during the city-wide festival in August. Tricia Cavell, Fundraising Director at St Richard’s, said: “We were thrilled to… Read more »

Football match raises thousands for hospice

Supermarket staff took to the football pitch for a long-running charity match in support of St Richard’s Hospice. Rival teams from Evesham Morrisons and Tesco went head-to-head in the Annual Retail Challenge Cup – which has been held for 22 years. The match took place at Evesham United Football Club on Sunday, August 4 and… Read more »

Dragonflies make vibrant Celebration Garden display

A stunning flight of dragonflies created a memorable celebration garden in Worcester which will be on display for the next two weeks. St Richard’s Hospice planted over a thousand, hand-crafted dragonflies on the lawns around the base of St Andrew’s Spire in the city on Saturday, 10th August. The unique dragonfly display follows the success… Read more »

How writing your Will could help hospice

A hospice has joined forces with four solicitors’ firms to run a month-long Will writing campaign this September. During the St Richard’s Hospice Write a Will Month, the Worcestershire firms will offer residents the chance to write a single Will for £95 or a double Will for £150 – with 100 per cent donated to… Read more »

Hospice celebrates first lottery winner

A hospice is celebrating the first person to win a prize in its recently-launched fundraising lottery. Elaine King, who lives in Tenbury Wells, won £100 in the St Richard’s Hospice Lottery in her first week of playing. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Mrs King, whose husband was cared for by the Worcester-based charity. “It made… Read more »

Dragonflies will create vibrant display

A stunning flight of dragonflies will create a memorable celebration garden in Worcester next month. Worcestershire’s St Richard’s Hospice will plant over a thousand, hand-crafted dragonflies on the lawns around the base of St Andrew’s Spire in the city this August. The unique dragonfly display follows the success of the charity’s previous Celebration Garden of… Read more »

Pub team raises £7K for hospice

Staff and punters of a city pub have raised more than £7,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. The Plumbers Arms, in Wyld’s Lane, presented a cheque for £7,183 to the hospice, which cares for adults with serious, progressive illnesses. The sum was raised over 14 months, through a variety of events including a quiz, tombola, charity… 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.