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Rugby player surprises hospice patient

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  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

Evesham community team Phyllis Coates, Karen Palmer, Sue Thurston, Catherine Wheeler and Charlotte Jordan in Evesham shop

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 »

Ukulele club entertain in Day Hospice

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The wonderful Worcester Ukulele Club paid a visit to St Richard’s to entertain Day Hospice patients. The talented group played a number of well-known songs which were enjoyed by patients, staff and volunteers. We would like to say thank you to the Ukulele Club – which has recently been named among the best in the… Read more »

Bubble bath joy for patient

HCA clarissa North with Leslie Salmon in hydrotherapy bath

 A Droitwich man has relaxed in his first bath for two years – thanks to St Richard’s Hospice. Leslie Salmon from Droitwich, is living with bowel cancer and is currently receiving care in the In-patient Unit of the Worcestershire hospice based at Wildwood Drive, Worcester. Mr Salmon, aged 80, enjoyed the jacuzzi bath with the… Read more »

Activity weekend supports bereaved families

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Bereaved families were invited to an activity weekend supporting them with the loss of their loved ones. The weekend was organised by the St Richard’s Hospice Family Support Team and saw three families take part in a variety of activities – both at the hospice and at Aztec Adventures in Upton Warren, near Droitwich. The… Read more »

Patients’ poppy artwork to go on show

Meg Robinson with Quilt

Creative patients at St Richard’s Hospice have been busy making poppy-themed artwork for a Remembrance exhibition in Worcester. Paintings, prints, tapestries, poems and a beautiful quilt have been hand-made by Day Hospice patients and will go on show in October at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Meg Robinson, from Malvern, who has been coming… Read more »

Giraffe art spotted in hospice garden

day hospice patients Jenny Kimberlee and Sally Mayall

Staff at St Richard’s took advantage of the sunshine and scattered beautifully crafted, giraffe-themed artwork around the hospice garden. Colourful paintings, bunting, wall hangings and even painstakingly crafted origami giraffes were dotted around the garden for the day for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy. Pictured here are Day Hospice patients Jenny Kimberlee and Sally Mayall… Read more »

Hospice patient enjoys surprise horse visit

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An animal-loving hospice patient has been treated to a surprise visit from not one – but three horses this week. Stephanie Jenner, who is being cared for at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, enjoyed a visit from Conker the ex-racehorse and Cherry the Welsh Mountain Pony on Wednesday 23rd August – while Fifi the Shetland… Read more »

Men invited to special information day

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Worcestershire men living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses are being invited to a special day to find out how St Richard’s Hospice can help them live life to the full. Men’s Day takes place on Saturday, 8th July at St Richard’s Hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester and is open to males from across South… Read more »

Daughter praises ‘amazing care’

Pat Barlow and g randson Matthew at the hospice

A loving daughter from Worcester has spoken of the “amazing” care her mother received at St Richard’s Hospice. Gillian Pat Barlow – who was known as Pat – was admitted to St Richard’s in June 2015, after being diagnosed with lung cancer earlier that year. Mrs Barlow, a former nursing sister and magistrate from Worcester,… Read more »