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Tai Chi in Day Hospice

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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 »