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Children’s author to hold book-signing at hospice shop

A children’s author is set to host a book signing at a hospice’s charity store this half-term. Johnny ‘Mogs’ Morris, from Stourbridge, will be at the St Richard’s Hospice shop in High Street, Kidderminster, on Saturday, October 26. Mr Morris’ book Griff, about the adventures of a walking, talking stone dog, and Poems Your Parents… Read more »

Hospice highlights ‘what it takes’ to provide care

  55 nurses, 19 shops, 628 regular givers, 15,000 pints of milk and more than 132,000 hours of volunteer time – this is just some of what it takes a city hospice to provide care to patients and families. And this is just a fraction of the resources needed for St Richard’s Hospice to run… Read more »

Hospice open

(14th October) We’re delighted to let you know that all our services are back up and running again as normal. Following a number of incidents of norovirus, we have received permission from the Clinical Commissioning Group and Public Health England to re-open the In-patient Unit for admissions and welcome patients, carers and visitors back into… Read more »

Hospice invites community to AGM

A hospice is inviting members of the community to its annual general meeting (AGM) this October. St Richard’s Hospice will hold the AGM on Thursday, October 10 at 7pm, in the cafe at the charity’s St Swithin’s Street shop in Worcester. The meeting will be a chance for guests to hear about the hospice’s work… Read more »

Hospice ‘legacy bench’ travels to shopping centre

A hospice’s travelling bench has been installed at a city shopping centre – with passersby invited to sit and reflect on their life and legacy. The St Richard’s Hospice Legacy Bench has arrived in Crowngate Shopping Centre’s Bell Square, Worcester, and will remain for three weeks. The blue-and-white painted bench, bearing lines of verse, has… Read more »

Legacy bench moves to Guildhall

A hospice is inviting members of the public to take a seat on its travelling bench – and reflect on their life and legacy. The St Richard’s Hospice ‘Legacy Bench’ was installed at Worcester’s historic Guildhall on Wednesday, June 19 and will be in place until Monday, July 8. The painted bench, bearing lines of… Read more »

Revamped hospice shop set to open

A revamped hospice shop is set to throw open its doors to customers this weekend. The St Richard’s Hospice shop in Mill Lane, Bromsgrove, will officially re-open at 9.30am on Saturday, June 22. The store was previously a St Richard’s Hospice dress agency, called Déjà vu, but has been transformed into a traditional charity shop…. Read more »

How ‘legacy bench’ will tackle taboos

A travelling bench aimed at opening up conversations around death is set to arrive outside Worcester Cathedral. The painted ‘Legacy Bench’, belonging to St Richard’s Hospice, will be in place in the cathedral’s West Garden from Wednesday, May 15 until Monday, May 27. From there, it will travel to different places across the city during… 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.