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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 »

Make a date with male calendar

A group of male patients has created a 2019 calendar to help raise funds for a local hospice. The Men’s Space support group – which is part of St Richard’s Hospice – has created the calendar to highlight the importance of the group. The calendar – which will be available from hospice shops throughout Worcestershire… Read more »

Hospice nurse enjoys afternoon at royal garden party

A long-serving hospice nurse enjoyed a summer Garden Party hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Jenny Hull, who is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, recently attended the afternoon event with her husband. Each year, the Queen hosts three garden parties at Buckingham Palace and one at the Palace of… Read more »

Activity days support bereaved young people

Bereaved teenagers, children and their families have taken part in bespoke support and activity days aimed at helping with aspects of grief they may be facing. The hospice’s Family Support Team ran two different activity sessions one for teenagers and the other for younger children and their families. Both groups spent time in support sessions… Read more »

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

For information on Living Well courses, social groups and information sessions  click here 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… 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 »