Posts Categorised in: Our Care News

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 »

Moving hospice day services to a virtual model

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the St Richard’s Living Well services have temporarily switched to a virtual model, with support offered using technology. The Living Well Centre team provides a wide variety of virtual services via telephone or video calls. Their core vision is to enable our patients and their families to live well, have… Read more »

Couple tie the knot in socially-distanced wedding

A ‘magical’ wedding ceremony with close friends and family has taken place for a couple who are receiving care from St Richard’s Hospice. Janet Kirk, formerly Hope, tied the knot with Trevor Kirk at the Wood Norton Hotel, near Evesham, after a 10-year relationship. The Evesham couple, who work in the prison service, had postponed… Read more »

Head of hospice catering gives cookery tutorial

Watch a YouTube cookery tutorial, filmed by Kevin Ratcliffe, Head of Catering at St Richard’s Hospice. Learn how to make sea bass in a curry broth, with pak choi and lime. You can view the full recipe here.

Virtual complementary therapy

“The treatment was fantastic and as I was lying in the recliner chair with my eyes closed, it felt like I was lying on the couch in the therapy room at the hospice…perfect.” Complementary Therapist, Liesl, may not have been hands on in the room due to the coronavirus pandemic, but her virtual guided visualisation… Read more »

Occupational Therapy making life easier for patients and carers

The Occupational Therapy Team haven’t let Covid-19 get in the way of their support for patients. Occupational Therapists usually like to see people in their own homes to gain a more realistic view of a person’s life and the challenges they have. They take time to get to know patients and their families to find… Read more »

Training for schools: supporting children through Covid-19, grief & loss

Following news that schools would be re-opening from the 1st of June, the St Richard’s Hospice Social Work team recognised that school staff and other providers may be asked to support children and young people who have been bereaved in the most difficult circumstances. With the intense media coverage of Covid-19 and daily reporting of… Read more »