Menu

Posts Categorised in: Inspirational Blog

The growth of St Richard’s

in patient unit

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 »

Chaplain photo wins competition

GetImage-9

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

GetImage-10

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!

GetImage-11

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

IPU patient

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 »