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Survey: Do we “unfriend” our Facebook friends after they die?

40% of British adults wouldn’t unfriend someone they know on Facebook even after that person has died, according to new research for Dying Matters. The survey of over 2,000 adults by ComRes found that only 8% of people agreed that when someone they know on Facebook dies, they unfriend their account soon after, compared with… Read more »

Hospice shop celebrates birthday in style

The team at St Richard’s Hospice is celebrating the success of the charity’s dress agency in Malvern with a fifth birthday party next month. The Déjà Vu store in Belle View Terrace will be marking the anniversary on Friday and Saturday 25th and 26th March from 9.30-5.30. The innovative store has seen its popularity grow… Read more »

Love Your Local Hospice TV advert campaign

Four hospices from across Worcestershire have joined together with counterparts from across the Midlands to create a TV advertisement campaign aimed at raising awareness of the important role hospices play in local communities. Entitled ‘Love your Local Hospice’, the series of TV advertisements will be shown on ITV over 10 days, starting on Sunday (14th… Read more »

New store success leads to volunteer plea

The new St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Link store has proved such a success that the charity is urging more volunteers to step forward and help. In just over a week since opening the charity department store on the Worcester Road welcomed more than 1,500 customers who bought 4,000 items. Danny Corns, St Richard’s Commercial Director,… Read more »

Hospice goes green with solar panels

St Richard’s Hospice is showing its green credentials this month as it installs an array of solar panels on the roof of its headquarters in Worcester. Visitors to St Richard’s this month will notice contractors scrambling over the hospice’s rooftops as they install an array of solar panels which will provide up to 230Kw of… Read more »

Hundreds turn out to dedicate lights of love

Over 1,500 people gathered at Worcester Cathedral on Friday 6th November to remember their loved ones in the annual St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services. The afternoon and evening Cathedral services were the first of five to be held in the county during the next few weeks.  They all follow a simple structure with… Read more »

Annual General Meeting 8th October

Anyone with an interest in St Richard’s Hospice and hospice care is being invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 8 October 2015 at Wildwood Drive, Worcester, at 7.00pm. The event is an opportunity to hear about the work of the hospice, the results of last year’s work and hear about plans for the… Read more »

Flagship store celebrates birthday success

St Richard’s Hospice’s new flagship store is celebrating a successful first year and is inviting supporters to a special birthday evening. The hospice’s refitted shop in St Swithin’s Street, Worcester, was opened with a fanfare in July last year and replaced its temporary store at The Cross and the Snowdrops Bookshop in Reindeer Court. The… Read more »

Fantastic support for book club

St Swithin's book club Lydia with Life of Pi

A new book club has been set up in Worcester by St Richard’s Hospice, offering an opportunity for literary fans to come together and share opinions. The group will hold with monthly meetings at its Snowdrops Book Shop and Café, St Swithin’s Street, and will collectively select contemporary, classic or vintage books to review and… 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.