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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 »

Worcester Wolves share skills with Men’s Space group

Worcestershire men living life-limiting illnesses were welcomed to a recent training session with Worcester Wolves to discover more about basketball. The men, who are all supported by St Richard’s Hospice, took time out to meet some of the players at the University of Worcester Arena in Hylton Road in the city. The visit was part… Read more »

Puppy love

We love welcoming pets here at the hospice so were thrilled when George brought in his 10-week old puppy Ruby. The adorable boxer pup was on her way to have a cuddle with George’s grampy Michael who is being cared for in our In-patient Unit.

Rugby player surprises hospice patient

  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

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

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

 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

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

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 »