Posts Categorised in: Inspirational Blog

Mark bids a fond farewell to St Richard’s

At the end of May I retired as Chief Executive of St Richard’s Hospice after eleven marvellous years. The life of a charity Chief Executive is never dull; from the highs of royal visits to open our multi million pound new hospice, to being asked to open a garage, or the mundane of mopping out… Read more »

Celebrating Nurses’ Day

      My nurse hero is my mum………………………… Mum wasn’t afford the chance to become a nurse, as the eldest daughter of a large family and on completion of school life work had to be the main focus, as was helping to raise her younger siblings. She was a caring and supportive mum and… Read more »

Making dreams come true

In her final days being cared for by St Richard’s we were privileged to help Lesley achieve her heartfelt wishes of seeing her grandchildren play in the snow and holding newborn lambs. Her family have asked us to share these precious moments to inspire others to support hospice care. Her daughter Zena said, ‘My Mum… Read more »

Hospitality team celebrates year of service

Our Hospitality Service has now been running for a year and the impact it has had on the care of our patients in the In-patient Unit is immense.   Currently Tracey Heritage leads a team of ten volunteers who visit each patient in their room every morning to discuss what they would like to eat for… Read more »

Be proud to ‘shake’ with St Richard’s

Parkinson’s Awareness Week 10-18 April 2017 Ask anyone suffering from Parkinson’s Disease (PD) their favourite song and the answer will probably be the unforgettable Elvis Presley song ‘Shake Rattle and Roll.’  If it’s sung in a crowd it is the ideal song for a good shake without anyone suspecting that you have the famous PD! … Read more »

Perceptions of our care

We have recently undertaken market research across Worcestershire to learn new insight into how our community and supporters perceive and understand our care and support. The market research involved on-street surveys and an online questionnaire which was kindly funded by a grant making trust. We would like to thank those who took part in the… Read more »

Special quilt created to support bereaved family

Staff and patients at St Richard’s Hospice have pulled together to create a very special multi-sensory quilt to help a family cope with their bereavement. Matthew Picton, who lived with a mitochondrial disorder that left him with learning and other disabilities, but died from stomach cancer, was cared for at the end of his life… Read more »

New courses offer daily benefits

A couple from Pershore are benefiting from a new approach to day hospice care which aims to give patients more confidence in managing their illness. Gwen Stark was keen to try the new pilot courses offered as part of the ‘living well’ approach, having previously enjoyed sessions at St Richard’s Day Hospice. As a result… Read more »

Jacky has hoot at fundraiser

Jacky Smith is 49 and living with MND. Jacky writes regularly for our Inspirational blogs Saturday afternoon the sun shone on the owl show to raise funds for St Richard’s. Thirty or so of my friends gathered to see a display of eleven owls from Bridgnorth. We were able to get up close and personal… Read more »