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Dignity, comfort, fun and laughter

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Luke tells of his personal experience of St Richard’s Hospice. I have always been touched by the work that hospices do and, with friends, we have completed many challenges over the years to help raise money. However, I unfortunately now have first-hand experience, and I can say now that I have always massively underestimated just… Read more »

Creative therapy is outlet for patient expression

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A display of artwork by St Richard’s Hospice patients is currently on display at St Andrew’s Church Parish Centre, Droitwich and also in shops around the town all on the theme of the charity’s snowdrop emblem. This, and a recent display in St John’s, Worcester, are examples of the hospice developing community links which are… Read more »

Garden therapy

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The lovely gardens and grounds at St Richard’s Hospice offer so much more than just a pleasant view. Patients in the In-patient Unit, their visitors and patients in Day Hospice as well as staff and volunteers can take time out to reflect, relax, find respite and enjoy the spaces in different ways. One of our… Read more »

Chairman’s blog

john bawden chair of governors

When you get asked “Why do you do that?” or  “What does it involve?”  I soon realised from my perspective what a great privilege it is to be the Chairman of St Richard’s Hospice. As Chairman I am fortunate to be supported by devoted board of Governors who provide a great breadth of experience both… Read more »

A peak behind the scenes

IPU garden with lake

At St Richard’s Hospice, the high quality of care and compassion we offer patients and families is built on a foundation of activities that take place ‘behind the scenes’. The hospice is kept running like a well-oiled machine by the highly experienced Facilities team, responsible for all the hospice’s support services including health and safety,… Read more »

You Only Die Once: Kate Granger’s story

Doctor and writer Kate Granger was the focus of the second ever Dying Matters Annual Lecture on Monday evening, which marked the beginning of Dying Matters Awareness week, which runs from 12-18 May. Kate, a Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine, has incurable cancer. After five gruelling rounds of chemotherapy following her diagnosis with a rare… Read more »

Tai Chi in Day Hospice

tai chi day hospice physio

Our physio Gill leads Day Hospice patients in some gentle Tai Chi to help them relax and boost their feelings of well being. Just one of the many things we do at St Richard’s you may not know!

Our nursing ethos

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Nursing Ethos : St Richard’s Hospice There is considerable national debate about the public’s perception of nursing and how patients and their loved ones want nursing care to be provided with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect. These values are well established and reflected by the St Richard’s Hospice nursing teams in everything they do ……. Read more »

The growth of St Richard’s

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St Richard’s Hospice started with one part time nurse visiting patients in their home, responding to calls for help made to a telephone in home of a GP in Droitwich. How things have grown in 30 years! Then hospice care was not an established area of healthcare; indeed, it was frowned upon my many. Today… Read more »