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Couple celebrate wedding at hospice

We were delighted to make this couple’s wishes a reality, when they tied the knot at the hospice last weekend. Our quiet reception area was decorated with balloons and confetti, before family members gathered to celebrate the couple’s marriage. It is always our privilege to help make time spent at St Richard’s as personal and… Read more »

Worcester Warriors pay visit to hospice

We were delighted to welcome a group of four Worcester Warriors players to the hospice this week. Ethan Waller, Isaac Miller, Tom Dodd and Justin Clegg spent time chatting to our Men’s Space patient group, answering questions about their careers and playing for the Warriors. Then, the group headed over to meet patients, volunteers and… Read more »

Tasty treats at Waterbugs Group

Alongside caring for patients, St Richard’s also supports loved ones. Youngsters in the monthly Waterbugs Group for children who have a loved one with a serious progressive illness enjoyed creating ice cream sundaes – thanks to Kevin in the hospice kitchen. The youngsters enjoyed making the sundaes and loved eating them! They also decorated a… Read more »

Community welcomed to new social groups

Recently, we have been delighted to welcome members of the community along to our new Living Well social groups here at St Richard’s Hospice. Last week, patients and carers attended our IT and technology social group where staff and volunteers were on hand to offer advice on using email, online shopping, staying secure online and… Read more »

Hospice helps me to ‘live life as fully as possible’

A man living with lung disease has described how hospice sessions have enabled him to ‘live life as fully as possible’. Lionel Parkin, from Pershore, attended a six-week course at St Richard’s Hospice around managing breathlessness – which is a symptom of his condition. The 86-year-old, who has pulmonary fibrosis, learned techniques to help bring… Read more »

Hospice champions campaign to widen access to care

St Richard’s Hospice is joining forces with other hospices across the UK to support a new campaign aimed at widening access to the vital support they provide for people with life-limiting conditions and those who care for them. The Open Up Hospice Care campaign – which launches today (4 March) and is led by national… Read more »

Couple enjoy Valentine’s lunch at hospice

Love was in the air at the hospice today, as we provided a Valentine’s Day lunch for Nigel and his wife Jane. Jane visits every day and has lunch with Nigel, who is being cared for on our In-patient Unit – but today’s meal was extra-special. The couple enjoyed pasta in tomato sauce and pineapple… Read more »

Trip to the pub made possible for patient

This week, we were thrilled to turn Steve’s wishes into reality with a trip to the pub!   Steve, who lives with cancer, is being cared for on our In-patient Unit and says he hasn’t been able to get to the pub for many years due to his illness.   On Wednesday, 6 February, we… Read more »

Hospice launches series of information and social groups

People living with a serious progressive illness and their carers are invited to a free information session on understanding pain and how to manage it. This introductory session is the first of a series of information and social groups at St Richard’s Hospice, Wildwood Drive, Worcester. The new initiative is part of the hospice’s expanding… Read more »

Ponies bring festive cheer to hospice

Patients, staff and volunteers enjoyed a festive visit from Moo Moo and Lily the therapy ponies in the run up to Christmas. The adorable pair visited our In-patient Unit and at Day Hospice, making everyone smile. Patients and their loved ones were able to meet the furry creatures, who were very well behaved. Thank you… Read more »