Posts Categorised in: Inspirational Blog

Bereaved children store treasured memories

St Richard’s Hospice understands that a life-threatening illness can cause enormous changes within a family and that children have very specific needs to help them through the bereavement process. Children can have difficulty understanding what has happened to their loved one and that the dead person cannot come back. This can be challenging for parents… Read more »

How hospice helped our family

Coming to terms with a terminal diagnosis can be an incredibly difficult thing to do, especially when you have a family. When Alison Holmes died from breast cancer she left behind her 13-year old daughter, 16-year old son and husband who were completely lost without her. But staff at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester stepped… Read more »


Paula Hancock shares her experience of St Richard’s and their care of her mum My mum Noreen Hancock  was diagnosed with bowel cancer in early January 2011 when she was 56.  She was transferred to Worcester Royal where she had surgery to remove the tumour.  Mum started to receive chemotherapy treatment, but by the spring… Read more »


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

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 »


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

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

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 »