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Hospice to mark Dying Matters Week

Hospice staff are set to get out in the city to help people talk about death and grief as part of a national campaign week. St Richard’s Hospice, based in Worcester, has a variety of events planned for Dying Matters Week, which runs from May 13 to 19. During the week, the team will be… Read more »

 New charity book shop set to open

  A new charity book shop stocking around 4,500 titles is set to open in Tewkesbury on Good Friday. St Richard’s Hospice will officially open its new High Street-based shop at 10am on Friday, 19th April. The shop is the charity’s second premises in the town, occupying the unit previously used by its original shop…. Read more »

Midlands hospices join forces for Pride

Hospices from across the Midlands are joining forces for this year’s Birmingham Pride to promote the message “hospice care is for all”. Teams from seven hospices will come together to host a float in the parade on Saturday, 25th May – aiming to raise awareness of hospice services among the LGBT community. Taking part is:… Read more »

New Care Director for St Richard’s

St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester has appointed a new Care Director with a wealth of experience working with palliative care services. Debbie Westwood joined St Richard’s in 2017 as Head of Education following her role as Head of Service Redesign for the Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups. A nurse for 25 years, Mrs Westwood said, “My… Read more »

Hospice dress agency celebrates first birthday

A hospice is celebrating the first birthday of its designer dress agency in Bromsgrove. St Richard’s Hospice opened its Mill Lane-based shop, named Déjà Vu, at this time last year and is inviting people to come and mark the occasion and enjoy a slice of cake on Saturday, February 23. The shop is a dress… Read more »

Evaluation reveals impact of city giraffe trail

An evaluation of last summer’s Worcester Stands Tall (WST) giraffe art trail has revealed it provided a boost of more than £800,000 to the city. Studies by MEL Research, funded by Worcester BID, revealed WST app users alone spent £104,200 to £156,000 in the city during the trail which ran from July to September 2018…. Read more »

Christmas arrives at St Richard’s

Here at St Richard’s, our thoughts are turning to Christmas – which is now just a fortnight away. We have been busy preparing for the festive season and the hospice is now decked out with garlands, glittering baubles and beautiful Christmas trees, donated by Webbs Garden Centres. Our Christmas events calendar is looking especially jolly… Read more »

MP plants sapling at hospice

St Richard’s Hospice was delighted to welcome Worcester MP Robin Walker to plant a Rowan tree sapling on Friday, 2nd November. Mr Walker presented hospice Chief Executive June Patel and Chairman John Bawden with the sapling, before potting it in the greenhouse where it will be nurtured before it’s ready to be planted out. The… Read more »

Why I love St Richard’s Hospice

“I love St Richard’s Hospice because…all the love and care they gave in our darkest days.” This is just one of the many touching messages shared on paper hearts in our shops across the county this Hospice Care Week. As part of our activities for the annual Hospice UK campaign week, we have been asking… Read more »

Join us for 2018 AGM

You can find details of our 2019 AGM by following this link. Worcestershire residents are invited to the St Richard’s Hospice Annual General Meeting on Thursday 18th October. The meeting takes place at the hospice at Wildwood Drive, Worcester at 7pm and guests will hear about the impact of last year’s work and about plans… 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.