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Patient artwork goes on show at city gallery

Pop along to Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum to see an exhibition of artwork created by patients attending Day Services at St Richard’s Hospice. Patients attending the hospice’s Living Well Exploring Painting Techniques group on Friday mornings created most of the work on show, inspired by the hospice’s emblem – the snowdrop.   The… Read more »

Hospice ‘helped put my life back together’

A Worcestershire career civil servant says counselling by St Richard’s Hospice ‘helped put her back together’ after the death of her beloved husband. Jane Murphy’s husband Paul died at the Worcester-based hospice just over a year ago, aged just 51. The couple had been together for 31 years and Jane was devastated by bereavement. She… Read more »

Couple tie-the-knot at hospice

A couple had their wedding at a hospice surrounded by loved ones after the bride was admitted with a brain tumour. Gala Rowley married her long-term partner Mike Lomax at St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester, on Saturday, 18 March. At the age of 27, Ms Rowley-Lomax was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour which, after treatment,… Read more »

Children explore feelings at support group

Alongside caring for patients, St Richard’s also supports loved ones. Recently, families attending our pre-bereavement Waterbugs group for children explored their feelings through decorating cupcakes with buttercream and icing Our Waterbugs group allows young people to meet others who are going through similar experiences – it can be helpful for them to know they are… Read more »

Hospice ‘helped get my life back on track’

  A former patient is backing St Richard’s bid to expand hospice care to more people with the charity’s Build 2020 campaign. The Worcester-based hospice recently launched an appeal to help raise the final £1.4m urgently needed to build a bigger hospice to care for more patients and families in Worcestershire. The £5.3m expansion and… Read more »

Hospice helps mother see daughter’s wedding

A mother receiving palliative care surprised her daughter on her wedding day by arriving at the ceremony – thanks to a hospice team. Glynis Benton, from Evesham, lives with cancer and is currently being cared for at the St Richard’s Hospice In-patient Unit in Worcester. Staff at St Richard’s ensured the 68-year-old was able to… Read more »

Worcester Wolves share skills with Men’s Space group

Worcestershire men living life-limiting illnesses were welcomed to a recent training session with Worcester Wolves to discover more about basketball. The men, who are all supported by St Richard’s Hospice, took time out to meet some of the players at the University of Worcester Arena in Hylton Road in the city. The visit was part… Read more »

Puppy love

We love welcoming pets here at the hospice so were thrilled when George brought in his 10-week old puppy Ruby. The adorable boxer pup was on her way to have a cuddle with George’s grampy Michael who is being cared for in our In-patient Unit.

Rugby player surprises hospice patient

  A keen Worcester Warriors rugby fan was delighted by a surprise visit to see her in St Richard’s Hospice by player Ethan Waller. Margaret Morgan from Malvern had been chatting to one of the hospice doctors where she is being cared for at St Richard’s in Worcester and mentioned being a big Warriors fan…. Read more »

Hospice on the high street

A team of caring St Richard’s Hospice Community Nurses are celebrating after moving into a new base above the charity’s shop in Evesham High Street. The team of six consists of St Richard’s Clinical Nurse Specialists Phyllis Coates, Karen Palmer, Pam Clark and Sue Thurston alongside Senior Staff Nurses Catherine Wheeler and Charlotte Jordan. They… Read more »