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Hospice celebrates 10th birthday at Worcester base

More than 23,000 patients and their loved ones have been cared for by St Richard’s Hospice since it moved into its purpose-built base at Wildwood Drive in Worcester a decade ago. The independent charity is marking the 10th birthday milestone of opening the building which was only made possible due to the generous support of… Read more »

Hospice Care Week

Worcestershire hospice asks what hospice care is to you Hospice care is… St Richard’s Hospice will be joining forces with 200 other hospices across the UK to help raise public awareness and celebrate the compassionate care provided by hospices across the country. This year the Hospice Care Week (October 3rd- 9th October) campaign organised by… Read more »

Hospices Lottery winner cruises into New Year

A lucky hospices lottery winner will be cruising into 2017 after coming up trumps on the charities’ bumper draw. Ms Vivien McWhirter from Pershore has won top prize in the draw of a six day cruise for two to France and Spain worth £1,000, thanks to Spire Travel in Worcester. Ms McWhirter said, “It’s fantastic… Read more »

Droitwich shop celebrates 20 years

The St Richard’s Hospice Droitwich charity shop is celebrating 20 years since it first opened in the town. The shop in Gurneys Lane has been at the heart of the community for two decades and is currently supported by 35 volunteers. One volunteer, Sandra Preece, has been volunteering since the shop first opened. Shop Manager… Read more »

Garden teas raise £800

More than 300 people admired the NGS open garden and grounds of Bridges Stone Mill, Alfrick Pound, Worcestershire at the weekend. Sir Michael and Lady Joan Perry kindly opened their gardens and invited St Richard’s volunteers to provide delicious tea and cakes which raised £814 for our care.  

Callous thieves steal £££s gardening equipment

  Callous thieves have ripped out fencing and cut down trees to steal thousands of pounds worth of gardening equipment from St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. The equipment, including a ride on lawn tractor, mower and strimmer, had been purchased with kind-hearted donations from the local community to keep the garden and grounds of the… Read more »

Housekeeper celebrates 20 years

The longest serving member of St Richard’s Hospice staff was given a surprise celebration of 20 years’ service today. (19th June) Mrs Marilyn Bird, from Rushwick, joined as Housekeeper in 1996 when the charity was based at a large Georgian house in Worcester. She then moved work in the purpose-built new hospice at Wildwood Drive… Read more »

Hear our oral history at The Hive

The voices and memories of people involved in 30 years of St Richard’s Hospice are now available to hear at The Hive in Worcester. Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery, St Richard’s was able to track down and record the stories of key people since the hospice started in 1984. The collection of oral… Read more »

Woo Fest returns to support hospice

Following the success of Woo Fest, which made its debut last summer, the popular music event will return next month in aid of St Richard’s Hospice. The festival, which will be held on Saturday 23rd July at The Drum and Monkey, near Upton-upon-Severn, will be suitable for all ages. The event will offer a variety… Read more »

30 years of history: oral history talk

   The voices and memories of people involved in 30 years of St Richard’s Hospice is now available as an oral history talk.  Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery, St Richard’s was able to track down and record the stories of key people since the hospice started in 1984. The collection of oral history… 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.