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Chaplain photo wins competition

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We love this beautiful, thoughtful photo by John Fox of our associate chaplain Jill Groves which was chosen as the winning photo in the Worcester Cathedral photography competition.

Day Hospice Pamper session

Did you know our Day Hospice patients receive a regular pamper session from volunteer Lydia Repton, business manager of Lancôme Selfridges, who ensures they walk out with a lovely glow and feeling better about themselves. Watch our short video to find out what patients had to say when BBC Hereford and Worcester reporter Simon stopped… Read more »

Demand for hospice care to increase

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From ehospice The demand for care at the end of life will increase as our population ages, and the nature of that care will become more complex as more of us live with (and die from) chronic diseases. “The scale of the challenge ahead is dramatic and will require hospices to significantly increase the extent… Read more »

Congratulations!

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We are delighted to announce that following a rigorous application process to the Queen’s Nursing Institute, it has been confirmed that Vanessa Gibson, St Richard’s Hospice Clinical Nurse Specialist, Team Leader, will be awarded title of Queen’s Nurse at an award ceremony in London in April, celebrating her many achievements in clinical leadership and service developments in Community Nursing… Read more »

Our hospice experience

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My wife’s mother Pat was diagnosed with bladder cancer in October 2011. She spent Christmas in hospital in Redditch where the bladder was removed and after a couple of weeks in hospital and a few more recuperating with us, she was able to go home to Worcester. The cancer was very aggressive though and by… Read more »

Some of your Mother’s Day thoughts

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Here are just a few of the lovely comments posted on our St Richard’s Hospice Facebook page. Thank you: Julie Smith and a massive thankyou for looking after my mum so amazingly xxxx Joanna Charles ‎19 years ago you looked after our mum and gave us all the support we needed. xxxxxx Sue Hayley Thank you… Read more »

Young carers group helped me to cope

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Dawn, aged 43. The Young Carers Group helped me to cope during the most difficult time of my life.  My husband was terminally ill with a brain tumour and was very close to the end of his life.  My daughters Camille, aged 5, and Imogen, aged 2, were distraught watching their Daddy’s daily struggle to… Read more »