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Hospice Care is…

Recently Mayors and their deputies and council representatives were welcomed to a tour of the hospice. We asked them to tell us what hospice care means to them.  

Hospice care is..’a breath of fresh air’

What does hospice care mean to me? Jacky Smith is 49 and living with MND.  Hospice care means the world to me and I know it means the world to my friends at St Richard’s too. We have been working on a project of seven word stories. It’s been fun and three of the men… Read more »

Hospice Care Week – Listening Into Action

Hospice Care Week is an annual week of activity to raise the profile of hospice care across the UK. Each year we hold a week of celebration and action, which helps to change people’s perceptions of hospice care. Peter Anderson writes his how St Richard’s welcomes feedback on its care: I have been involved with… Read more »

Bringing peace and relaxation

St Richard’s patients can now benefit from a new complementary therapy, helping them to find relaxation, peace and wellbeing. HEARTS (Hands on, Empathy, Aromas, Relaxation, Texture, Sound) is a technique that can calm those who may be anxious, in pain or unable to sleep. Developed by Ann Carter, a specialist complementary therapist in supportive and… Read more »

Creative therapy gave me ‘an interest in living’

Our Saturday Social Group is for patients who have been discharged from Day Hospice because they are stable but still benefit from social support. They meet monthly at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester. Betty Daniels, 80, from Worcester, writes about what St Richard’s and the  Social Group means to her: “I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin… Read more »

‘The magic of St Richard’s’

Jacky Smith is 49 and living with MND. Ellie is her beloved cat who recently visited Jacky in the hospice In-patient Unit. Jacky writes about her hospice care.                           So what’s their magic? Knowledgeable, caring, skilled and patient nurses 24/7. Doctors who plan your… Read more »

Men’s group offers companionship & laughter

On the sixth of January 2014 I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and my life changed in a split second. Everything that I had known and taken for granted suddenly became very vulnerable with life even more so. Oncology sprang into action and the circus of tests, examinations and biopsies had begun. I found… Read more »

A football challenge with a difference

Earlier this spring hospice supporter David Pearson took on a Premiership League football challenge with a difference to raise money to help St Richard’s care for patients at the end of their lives and support their loved ones. For five days in April, David travelled the length and breadth of England, visiting every football club… Read more »

Jacky Smith, patient diary

Jacky Smith is 49 and living with MND. Jacky writes about her hospice care. A gentle helping hand just when it’s needed. Hospice have joint care with the community services like the GP, physio etc. Today I’ve had a one stop shop to all the services.  I saw the physio about equipment and exercises. I… Read more »