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Celebrating Nurses Day

Maria, TRacey and juliet

We appreciate all your kind and generous comments to thank a nurse on Thursday, 12th May,  International Nurses Day:  we really appreciate each of your thoughts. Three of our nurses were also given an extra special treat when volunteer Glenn Barker took them out for a short ride in his Morgan sportscar, more often seen… Read more »

Patient’s artwork on show

Mary Jenkins Creative Therapist sets up art exhibition

Talking Heads, a series of artwork created by patients of St Richard’s Hospice, is now on show at the University of Worcester. The collection of silhouette portraits has been produced by day hospice patients as well as a number of volunteers. The mixed-media portraits can be viewed at the Cotswold Gallery at the University’s St… Read more »

Nutrition and hydration in the hospice

IPU HCA Bev Knight with lunch tray

St Richard’s offers specialist care that is designed to meet each patient’s individual needs. We recognise that people have a deep connection with food and eating is important to our quality of life, which is why our holistic care extends to our approach to catering. Often people lose their appetite, either as a result of… Read more »

Hospice nurse braves floods to reach anxious patients

Gayle Webster in wetsuit

  An intrepid hospice nurse braved thigh-high flood water to reach anxious husband and wife patients Robert and Christine Turton who were stranded at their home in Ombersley, Worcestershire. The Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) answered St Richard’s Nurse Specialist Gayle Webster’s appeal for help to reach the couple who were anxious about symptoms and… Read more »

Welcoming Barbados hospice visitors

Barbados visitors 10 July

A chance meeting by a pool led to a visit by members of the Barbados Cancer Association (BACA) to a Worcestershire hospice. A team from BACA visited St Richard’s in Worcester last Friday (10th July) to learn more about the growth of the hospice from small community-based beginnings to the large, well-supported charitable organisation it… Read more »

Shortlisted for top award

Vanessa Gibson

St Richard’s Hospice has been shortlisted in the cancer nursing category of the prestigious 2015 Nursing Times Awards. The shortlisted project is centred on helping student nurses be the best that they can be when caring for patients and their loved ones at the end of life. The project involves two day tailor-made courses for… Read more »

Horse in surprise hospice visit

horse meets patient

St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester helped create a precious moment for patient Catriona Craig and family with a surprise visit from her favourite horse. Mrs Craig’s husband David and good friend Alice Bennett who owns Ed, had arranged with hospice staff to bring the 20-year old beautiful grey former event horse to the In-patient Unit… Read more »

Research Awareness Day

research awareness day

Are you interested in research? then call into our Research Awareness Day on Weds, 17th June and chat to those who can give you lots of advice.

Perfect puppies!

Vicki and puppy

It was wonderful to receive a visit from Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog Megan and her new puppies to meet patients, volunteers and staff. Megan is a regular visitor to St Richard’s and her calm and warm character is adored by everyone.

Hospice offers support to carers

carers group

During Carers Week, 8th – 14th June, St Richard’s Hospice is highlighting the importance of supporting those who care for patients with life-threatening illnesses. St Richard’s Hospice understands that carers are pivotal to the success of the care provided for their loved one, and recognises that carers also need to be cared for and supported…. Read more »