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A hospice of the future

IPU patient and nurse

Here at St Richard’s we are always looking to improve our services so that we can be confident that we are able to meet the needs of our patients and their families. More people are using our services each year. Recently we have been looking in depth at all our services and how we can… Read more »

How you helped us care at Christmas

crowdfunder  hospice at home

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters who backed our festive Crowdfunder appeal, St Richard’s Hospice was able to give patients and their loved ones great care and compassion at home over Christmas.  We want to share with you just how much it meant to our patients and their loved ones that you were able to give… Read more »

Reflections on 2015

june's favourite

Happy New Year As we enter a new year, we cannot help reflecting on the year just closing; thinking about all our successes and joyful times as well as the times that have been more difficult and have challenged us. Here at St Richard’s we strive each day to offer compassionate care to those coping… Read more »

St Richard’s Christmas wish

Tricia Cavell 3

Our goal at St Richard’s is to make each day in our patients’ lives a good day. Free of pain, in comfort and in peace. Our Christmas wish is to be able to provide the very highest level of care and support to as many families in Worcestershire that need us, each and every day…. Read more »

10 things you might not know about St Richard’s Hospice

Catriona Craig, Alice Bennett, Louise Russell-Pavier and David Craig

Many people who visit St Richard’s or hear a talk about our services are surprised at the wide range of support we offer patients and their loved ones. Here are a few facts and figures about our hospice, some of which might just surprise you! 1. All of our services are completely free to patients and… Read more »

UK end of life care ‘best in the world’

Nursing care in the In-patient Unit

Via BBC news online: End-of-life care in the UK has been ranked as the best in the world with a study praising the quality and availability of services. The study of 80 countries said thanks to the NHS and hospice movement the care provided was “second to none”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34415362

Couple benefit from hospice’s connected care

Martin and Michelle Neath in hospice garden

When 48-year-old Martin Neath from Droitwich was referred to St Richard’s Hospice after learning he had terminal lung cancer, he and his wife had no idea of the wide range of care and support they would receive. The couple have been ‘amazed’ to benefit from diverse support including specialist medical care in the Worcester hospice’s… Read more »

Hospice Care Week

Hospice Care Week IPU Amy and Stephanie

St Richard’s Hospice is joining forces with more than 100 other hospices across the UK to help raise public awareness about the role hospices play in supporting end of life care. The theme of this year’s Hospice Care Week (5th–11th October) is ‘Connecting Care’. During the week, St Richard’s Hospice will be offering a window into the… Read more »