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
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 »
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 »
Social media is raving about this Ted Talk by palliative care doctor and Zen Hospice Project founder BJ Miller. Watch it and find out why.
I was faced with a blank canvas along with a lovely gold frame, both were kindly given to the hospice by one of our generous donors. I had no preconceived plan, I just painted it black and then waited for inspiration. The following week I enjoyed a performance of jazz on the tenor saxophone by… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Day Hospice patients have been singing along to some great tunes today thanks to professional musicians from Music in Hospitals, creating joy through live music. Huw Chidgey and Mel Crew, singer/guitarist and mandolin player had patients toe tapping today. The concert was made possible thanks to the generosity of The Sir Jules Thorne Charitable Trust.
Wonderful to hear the sounds of ‘Music to lift the Spirit’ from the English Symphony Orchestra fill the hospice today (9th June). Cellist Corrine Frost and Stephen Warner on guitar and double bass performed a selection of music from Elgar to Gershwin. Patients, staff and volunteers were enthralled! You can read more about the ESO… Read more »