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Malvern school walks hills for hospice

Pupils at a Malvern school are putting their best feet forward for charity. A team of 41 pupils, teachers and families from St Matthias CE Primary School in Malvern are taking part in this year’s St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Hills Walk for the second year running. The annual event – which saw 600 people don… Read more »

Dying Matters Week

 People in Worcester and Evesham are being encouraged to think about what they hope to achieve in life as part of national Dying Matters Awareness Week. The Awareness Week from 8 – 14 May, aims to place the importance of talking about death, dying and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. St Richard’s Hospice will… Read more »

Wear your Y fronts for hospice

A special event which will see teams of men running in big blue pants will take place next month at Worcester Racecourse. The Go Dad Run Big Blue Pants Relay Race – which is being supported by St Richard’s Hospice – will take place on Friday 26 May. The hospice is looking for ten teams… Read more »

Local mum in bid to raise funds for hospice care

A Dumbleton-based Mum will be running the London Marathon this month to raise money for a charity very close to her heart. Joanna Brett, aged 41, decided to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice because she had heard positive accounts about the charity; then in a bizarre twist, her mother-in-law was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer…. Read more »

Hospice announces new Chief Executive

St Richard’s Hospice has announced that the current Care Director, June Patel, is to take up her new role as Chief Executive of the Worcestershire charity at the end of May. This will follow the retirement of Chief Executive Mark Jackson who is stepping down in May from his role after more than a decade… Read more »

Local boy making waves for hospice

A Worcester schoolboy will show his dedication to hospice care by taking on a sponsored swim on Monday 1 May. Jay Ingram, aged 9 and from Perdiswell, is already a seasoned fundraiser, having previously raised £500 for a sponsored silence in 2015 and £900 for a sponsored walk last year, all in aid of St… Read more »

Heartfelt story inspiring London Marathon fundraiser

A keen runner who has signed up to take part in this year’s London Marathon has pledged to raise funds for two very special charities close to his heart. Leigh Sinton-based Simon Bond, an environmental consultant in Bromyard, will be raising money for both St Richard’s Hospice and the Jo Cox Foundation. Simon had previously… Read more »

Paralympic medallist in surprise hospice visit

Patients, staff and volunteers at St Richard’s Hospice were treated to a festive surprise visit from paralympian swimmer Claire Cashmore from Kidderminster. The four times paralympian, 28, chatted to everyone in the Wildwood Drive, Worcester, hospice,  shared her experiences of Rio 2016 and happily handed round her gold and silver medals. The Rio 2016 Paralympic… 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.