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Reaching a place of acceptance

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A lovely piece of writing, written by a friend for a bereaved person. Saudade A Portuguese word for which there is no English equivalent. It means feeling sadness at missing someone who has meant a lot to you at the same time as feeling the happiness from having known them. I recently heard about the… Read more »

My experience of St Richard’s Hospice

By Trisha Hutchison Having a life-limiting condition, I feel privileged and blessed to have been given the opportunity to attend Day Hospice at St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester, for 12 weeks. On Thursday mornings I am picked up from home and returned at the end of the day. I share Thursdays with about 10 others with… Read more »

The hospice and what it really meant for us

Blog by Arnisa Qasim Dad, Basharat Hussain, was initially diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015 and at that time it was removed with no follow up treatment. Life for us as a family started to get back to normal when my dad’s cancer came back a year later, but this time in the brain. After… Read more »

Supporting patients at clinics

Here at St Richard’s Hospice, we believe having a life-limiting illness should not mean a person cannot live life to the fullest, as independently as possible, for as long as they can. However, we also understand the challenges our patients and their loved ones may face as a result of their illness. At St Richard’s,… Read more »

Patient pens snowdrop-inspired poem

A patient at St Richard’s Hospice has penned a poem inspired by the charity’s emblem, a snowdrop. Ivy Lee, who attends Day Hospice, has written many poems – including ‘The Snowdrop’, which can be read below. The logo of St Richard’s Hospice, based in Worcester, contains a snowdrop – which represents a message of hope…. Read more »

“I’m a great believer in positivity”

On World Cancer Day, hear from Suzanne. “I’m a great believer in positivity and how amazing people around you can be,” says Suzanne Graesser who is living with cancer. Suzanne, who lives in a Worcestershire village, is in her mid-forties and was first diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. She had chemotherapy, surgery and… Read more »

Hospice ‘helped get my life back on track’

Fiona, 50, describes how St Richard’s Hospice helped her get her life back on track after a cancer diagnosis. I was a fit and well working mum of two teenagers and was very shocked in May 2016 to be diagnosed with bowel cancer and liver metastasis. I had an operation on both my bowel and… Read more »

Activity day for bereaved teenagers

Six bereaved teenagers took part in a special activity day when they could share their thoughts and feelings with one another, make friends and start to think about their future. The day was organised by our Family Support Team and involved a morning of arts and crafts followed by an afternoon of outdoor activities at… Read more »