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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 »

Support for loved ones at cookery course

Some delicious dishes were recently cooked up by members of our Confidence in Cooking Course. This group is for bereaved people and supports them to find the motivation and confidence to cook -while sharing a meal with others who have lost a loved one. The group gets to learn a variety of recipes and techniques… Read more »

Patient artwork goes on show at city gallery

Pop along to Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum to see an exhibition of artwork created by patients attending Day Services at St Richard’s Hospice. Patients attending the hospice’s Living Well Exploring Painting Techniques group on Friday mornings created most of the work on show, inspired by the hospice’s emblem – the snowdrop.   The… Read more »

Hospice ‘helped put my life back together’

A Worcestershire career civil servant says counselling by St Richard’s Hospice ‘helped put her back together’ after the death of her beloved husband. Jane Murphy’s husband Paul died at the Worcester-based hospice just over a year ago, aged just 51. The couple had been together for 31 years and Jane was devastated by bereavement. She… Read more »

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.