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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

Stephanie Jenner on IPU with Cherry the horse 02

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

Terry Tromans Men's Space Group

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 »

Activity weekend supports bereaved families

family support activity

Nine children and eight adults attended a weekend of activities run by the St Richard’s Family Support Team last weekend.  On Saturday they took part in a variety of activities including boating and a low ropes course at Aztec Adventure in Upton Warren and Sunday was spent at the hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester on creating… Read more »

Demand for family support rockets

family support

Demand for more people to receive help before and after a loved one dies has seen the work of Worcestershire’s St Richard’s Hospice Family Support Team rocket in the last year. During 2016, attendances at support groups run by the independent charity have leapt by 78% from 917 places to 1,636 in just 12 months…. Read more »

Bereaved take Next Steps

next-steps family support

Bereaved people in Worcestershire who have been supported by St Richard’s Hospice have set up their own group to help them look to the future. The newly formed social group is called Next Steps and meets in the community room at the Waitrose store in Worcester. Members of the group had previously been helped by… Read more »

Bereaved families on canal boat outing

canal boat family support bereavement outing

Bereaved families have been treated to a half-term canal boat outing. Two families enjoyed a canal boat trip on The Wanderer, a Worcestershire Community Work Boat which is owned by the Canal & Rivert Trust. Both families are being helped by Bereavement Support South Worcestershire (BSSW), a team aiding those who have been affected by… Read more »

Hospice’s nursing excellence recognised


The excellent training St Richard’s Hospice provides for healthcare students been recognised this week at the NHS and University of Worcester Mentor Awards 2016. The hospice’s In-patient Unit team received the award for the excellent support and mentoring they provide to University of Worcester’s student nurses and other health professionals training as part of their… Read more »

Hospice support helps transform life with heart failure

Ray Mace  day hospice patient

The care and support of St Richard’s hospice has helped transform the life of a Worcestershire man who is living with heart failure. Ray Mace, 68 from Shrawley, says he had difficulty walking, had lost two stone in weight and lacked any confidence to leave his home. But 12 weeks after he started weekly visits… Read more »