Posts Categorised in: Our Care News

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 »

Hospice healthcare assistant handed national award

An “innovative” healthcare assistant has been presented with a national award recognising her dedication to caring for hospice patients. Kathy O’Connell, a Senior Healthcare Assistant at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, was nominated for a Cavell Star – and was presented with the medal in front of her colleagues in Day Services. Run by the… Read more »

Hospice Citizens Advice team raise £1.5 million

A hospice is celebrating the work of its benefits advisors, who have helped raise more than £1.5 million for patients and families. The milestone amount was reached by Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) Advisers working in the Family Support Team at St Richard’s Hospice. The sum has been raised since 2009. The advisors work across all… Read more »

‘How St Richard’s Hospice has helped me’

A former builder living with heart and kidney failure has described how hospice courses have helped him to relax. Ivan Tye, who lives in Worcester, began attending Living Well courses at St Richard’s Hospice earlier this year. The free sessions he attended included the six-week Coping with Illness course, which offers practical and emotional coping… Read more »

Support for teens with activity day

“It has allowed me to understand that I am not alone” Recently, a group of bereaved teenagers took part in an activity day arranged by our Family Support Team. The day began with a workshop, talking through the symptoms of grief and coping strategies – before a visit to Drayton Manor Theme Park in the… Read more »

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 »