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St Richard’s Hospice supports National Day of Reflection

A day to reflect, grieve and remember: 23 March 2021  Worcestershire’s St Richard’s Hospice is supporting a national day to remember those who have died during the pandemic, and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved. The day is set to take place on Tuesday, 23 March – the anniversary of the UK… Read more »

Making mealtimes special in a pandemic

Who doesn’t love a fish-finger sandwich!  Whatever a patient’s favourite meal, our catering team do their best to make it happen. Despite the challenges around Covid, making mealtimes special is still an important part of the day while we care for people in our In-patient Unit.   The meals patients ask for are often simple… Read more »

World Cancer Day 2021

“The hospice makes the difference between existing and living. I wasn’t really living before I accessed support from St Richard’s, I was just existing.” These are the words of Christine, who shares her story this World Cancer Day. Christine, 67, is living with cancer and is supported by our Living Well Team. After moving to… Read more »

Supporting bereaved families at Christmas

Christmas can be an incredibly difficult time of year for many, particularly when a loved one has died. Family Support Manager, Matt Jackson, said, “It’s normal to feel emotional, sad and low at Christmas when we are bereaved. We miss our loved one who has died and the memories of Christmases past can be both… Read more »

Patient’s snow wish made reality at St Richard’s

A woman lies in a bed outside her room at St Richard's Hospice looking up as snow falls from the air. The snow is actually foam blown from a snow machine. A nurse stands behind her.

Something magical happened in the gardens of St Richard’s Hospice on Wednesday, 9th December. Patient Helen Kennaway’s wish to see snow again was made a reality – with a little help from Chris at CLS Entertainments and his snow machine! It is always a privilege for the hospice team to help make time spent at… Read more »

Hospice Citizens Advice team raise £2 million

A man sits at a desk in front of a black laptop. He is in his kitchen and he is wearing a green jumper.

Benefits advisers working at a hospice have passed the £2 million mark in money raised for patients and families. The milestone amount was reached by Citizens Advice advisers working in the Family Support Team at St Richard’s Hospice since 2009. The advisers help gain financial support for patients with serious, progressive illnesses and their loved… Read more »

Online creative sessions have positive impact

Patients are loving our online creative activities, particularly when they are more likely to be stuck at home to keep as safe as possible during the pandemic. Not only are they interesting virtual sessions in themselves; they can also have a positive impact on how a patient feels and their physical symptoms. Take Jacky, who… Read more »

Children’s Grief Awareness Week at St Richard’s

A photograph showing hand shapes cut from red, yellow, and green craft foam. Each hand has words written on them, relating to remembering loved ones and coping with grief.

It’s Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK (19th – 26th November, 2020), and we’re focusing on the services provided to young people by our Family Support Team. During the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to help children navigate their grief. Our Family Support Team has found safe ways to be there for children experiencing bereavement…. Read more »

How Men’s Space has continued in lockdown

To celebrate International Men’s Day on Thursday, 19th November, we’re looking at our Men’s Space patient support group. As they do every Thursday, our Men’s Space members will meet virtually to spend time supporting each other, talking, and sharing experiences. Learn more about the group, and how it adapted to lockdown, in this piece by… Read more »

Remembering mum

This beautiful and moving short film, was created by Josh Graesser, 16, in memory of his mum Sue, who was cared for by St Richard’s.  #IRemember Our heartfelt thanks to Josh for sharing his memories and helping to normalise the conversation around death, dying and grief. Over to Josh in his own words: “I came… Read more »