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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

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

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

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 »