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Head of hospice catering gives cookery tutorial

Watch a YouTube cookery tutorial, filmed by Kevin Ratcliffe, Head of Catering at St Richard’s Hospice. Learn how to make sea bass in a curry broth, with pak choi and lime. You can view the full recipe here.

Virtual complementary therapy

“The treatment was fantastic and as I was lying in the recliner chair with my eyes closed, it felt like I was lying on the couch in the therapy room at the hospice…perfect.” Complementary Therapist, Liesl, may not have been hands on in the room due to the coronavirus pandemic, but her virtual guided visualisation… Read more »

Occupational Therapy making life easier for patients and carers

The Occupational Therapy Team haven’t let Covid-19 get in the way of their support for patients. Occupational Therapists usually like to see people in their own homes to gain a more realistic view of a person’s life and the challenges they have. They take time to get to know patients and their families to find… Read more »

Training for schools: supporting children through Covid-19, grief & loss

Following news that schools would be re-opening from the 1st of June, the St Richard’s Hospice Social Work team recognised that school staff and other providers may be asked to support children and young people who have been bereaved in the most difficult circumstances. With the intense media coverage of Covid-19 and daily reporting of… Read more »

St Richard’s shares expertise with care homes

St Richard’s Hospice has launched a free virtual education network to offer support and share knowledge with care homes in the county to help them during the cornavirus crisis. The Education team at the Worcester-based hospice already works with care homes to support them with training and guidance around providing the best possible end of life care. In the current pandemic, they have stepped up their support and… Read more »

Coronavirus – spotlight on making a difference

During these unprecedented times, we have adapted the way we support and care for patients and loved ones. Read a round-up of the many ways in which we continue to care, but in different ways. See how our Men’s Space patient support group continues to meet from afar; listen to Kevin, our Head of Catering… Read more »

Open letter from St Richard’s Hospice Chief Executive June Patel

We are living in very challenging times with the coronavirus pandemic and I wanted to reassure our community that our services are fully operational – although being delivered very differently as a result of the impact of COVID-19 –  and we are committed to caring for our patients and loved ones. Although many activities across the country are cancelled, our care is not.  Our… Read more »

Tips for looking after yourself

Many of our care and support services have gone virtual  for the moment – with support given  by video calls, over the phone, at virtual clinics etc.  We thought you might also find these top tips helpful during such unprecedented times. In these uncertain and stressful times we know that our mental health needs extra… Read more »

Social Work support helps understanding

Our fantastic Family Support Team help a number of people with autistic spectrum conditions, learning disabilites and other conditions. They’re now using a piece of software called Widgit which allows them to build social stories, communication aids and emotions cards for people who need extra support to communicate or understand what is happening. Here’s the… Read more »

Shining a light on bereavement services

To mark National Grief Awareness Week we are shining a spotlight on our bereavement support services. We know being able to voice difficult thoughts, emotions and experiences in a safe environment, with someone who is not personally involved can make a huge difference to someone who is bereaved. Our Family Support Team offers two bereavement… Read more »