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Carers celebrated at special hospice event

  The tireless work of carers who provide essential support and practical care to patients living with life-limiting illnesses is being celebrated this week. St Richard’s Hospice – based in Worcester – held a Carers’ Tea Party on Tuesday 12 June as part of its support of national Carers’ Week. Carers’ Week is an annual… Read more »

Living Well courses help improve Larry’s life

A loving wife has described the care given to her husband as part of a hospice’s well-being programme. Larry Robins, aged 71 and from Kempsey, started coming to creative therapy and adapted t’ai chi sessions at St Richard’s Hospice, after visiting an open day in 2017. The sessions are part of the hospice’s Living Well… Read more »

Patient joy at sharing daughter’s pre-wedding blessing

A mother receiving palliative care was overjoyed to share in her daughter’s pre-wedding blessing – thanks to our hospice team. Jan Sewell, from Harvington, near Kidderminster, is currently being cared for at the St Richard’s Hospice In-patient Unit in Worcester. The hospice team rallied round to ensure that Ms Sewell could enjoy a special day… Read more »

Support for loved ones at cookery course

Some delicious dishes were recently cooked up by members of our Confidence in Cooking Course. This group is for bereaved people and supports them to find the motivation and confidence to cook -while sharing a meal with others who have lost a loved one. The group gets to learn a variety of recipes and techniques… Read more »

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 »