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

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’

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

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

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 »

Hospice support when life turns upside down

Bereavement Support South Worcestershire Bereavement Support South Worcestershire, hosted by St Richard’s Hospice, offers emotional support and signposting to practical help for those who have experienced bereavement from a sudden death. Set up in 2012, the service has been granted funding from South Worcestershire CCG until July 2017 to offer bereavement support to those registered… Read more »

Quality of hospice care recognised

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-threatening illnesses. Our great reputation for providing high quality, compassionate care is due to the dedication, skills and experience of all those work for the charity, both paid and unpaid. It is testament to this quality of patient care, and our commitment to… Read more »

Dragonfly tale helps bereaved children

Our latest Dragonfly Group met this week for the final time, and it is lovely for me to see the children open up about their feelings of loss after the death of their loved one. Here at St Richard’s we understand how illness and bereavement can cause enormous changes for a family, and that children… Read more »