Menu

Posts Categorised in: Inspirational Blog

WE CAN CHANGE THE LAST TABOO – DYING MATTERS WEEK

GetImage5

Dying Matters ( A speech written for the Dying Matters Awareness conference in Evesham May 9, 2013) My name is Louise and I am a patient at St Richard’s. I have lived with my very unusual smooth muscle wasting diseases for many years and they have resulted in me having bladder and bowel failure. I… Read more »

Call for hospices to relieve pressure on hospitals

GetImage-1

THE head of a Worcester charity has backed calls for hospices to play a greater role in helping so-called bed blockers leave hospital while getting the care they need. Chief executive of Worcester-based St Richard’s Hospice Mark Jackson has thrown his support behind a proposal which would see hospice workers working alongside hospital staff to… Read more »

HOSPICE MADE SUCH A DIFFERENCE

The Anderson family from Ombersley have their own personal experience of how much they have been helped by St Richard’s, particularly the Family Support Team. Mother of two, Katy Anderson, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2004 and was given just three months to live.  But after radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and a wide range of… Read more »

Get involved, keep in touch

volunteers reception

Over the last 30 years St Richard’s Hospice has touched the lives of many local families, and continues to offer compassionate care and support to those with life-threatening illnesses and their loved ones. Families often express their thanks for the care they and their loved one received, and are keen to stay in touch and… Read more »

Hospice care is extended to the whole family

family support in mem

A life threatening illness can be incredibly difficult to cope with, especially for the family. St Richard’s Hospice understands that the emotional impact extends beyond the individual and so also offers care and support to the whole family. St Richard’s social workers and counsellors support patients and their loved ones to come to terms with… Read more »

Spiritual support offers strength and reassurance

chaplain david knight

It may not surprise you that, as part of its holistic approach to care, St Richard’s Hospice offers patients and their loved ones spiritual care as well as physical, emotional and social support. But you may be surprised to find out how integrated the hospice’s chaplaincy service is with pastoral care within the community and… Read more »

‘The patient is the focus of all we do’

st richard's nurse specialists

As one of the St Richard’s Hospice Nurse Specialist team I have around 30 patients on my caseload at any one time whom I see mainly in their own homes. There is no ‘average week.’ Patients and all affected by their journey in ill health have changing needs so hour by hour my priorities may… Read more »

Community Volunteers lend a hand

community volunteers

Volunteers are a vital part of St Richard’s Hospice’s service and help to support patients and their families in every department of the hospice, but offer particular reassurance when patients are at home. As part of the hospice’s ethos of holistic care, we recognise that those who have a life-threatening illness, and those that care… Read more »