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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 »

Patients sing along to great tunes

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.

Music to lift the spirit

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 »

The importance of caring for carers

During Carers Week, 8th – 14th June, here at St Richard’s Hospice we are highlighting the importance of supporting those who care for patients with life-threatening illnesses. We understand that carers are pivotal to the success of the care provided for their loved one, and recognise that carers also need to be cared for and… Read more »

Volunteers help patients travel

Volunteers Peter Humphrey and Rosemary Kite

Volunteers like Rosemary Kite and Peter Humphrey are a vital part of the service St Richard’s offers to patients, helping them to travel to Day Hospice where they can receive specialist care and support and enjoy the company of others in similar situations. Rosemary and Peter describe a typical day for them at St Richard’s… Read more »

Supporting patients as a St Richard’s volunteer

Judith Irwin Volunteer

It all started two years ago with a piece in the local paper all about St Richard’s and me wanting to do something for the local community. I went along to an open evening and was surprised at all the different areas they needed volunteers for, from fundraising to receptionists. I was interested in the… Read more »

Men enjoy friendly banter at support group

day hospice men's space group

Men’s Health Week later this month (15-21 June) is a national week of awareness raising activity around health issues specifically affecting men. The campaign aims to encourage men to make sure that they know how to recognise the signs of illnesses, and to talk about any health issues they have. Here at St Richard’s Hospice… Read more »