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Dedicated hospice nurse recognised by award

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  The skills and dedication of a specialist nurse providing end of life care to patients with life-threatening illnesses has been recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Nurse award. Bernie Fisher, who lives in Upton-upon-Severn, received the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) at a special award… Read more »

Hospice celebrates nursing team

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St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester was celebrating the care and dedication of the charity’s nursing team today on International Nurses Day today. ( Tues 12th May) Each year the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) encourages and leads the celebration of the work of nursing staff on 12th May, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. St Richard’s Hospice Care… Read more »

Widower calls for more hospice funding

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A retired Malvern businessman has called for more government money to fund hospices supporting patients to die at home, following ‘outstanding and exceptional’ care for his late wife. Colin Clarke, of Hanley Swan, praised St Richard’s Hospice for pulling out all the stops to support him and his wife Sue, especially when he could no… Read more »

Patients enjoy spring sun in gardens

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Patients at St Richard’s Hospice have been enjoying the feel of spring sunshine on their faces in the serene surroundings of the hospice gardens. As the days warm and the gardens burst into life, patients being cared for at the hospice’s In-patient Unit are making the most of the private patio areas outside their rooms…. Read more »

Bereavements cookery group

Ann Ridley, chef, bereavement counsellor Jenny Brown and Sheila  Harrington family support

Delicious smells and the sounds of gentle laughter and clattering of pots and pans fill the kitchen at St Richard’s Hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester on a Thursday evening. But it’s not the professional catering staff busy making nourishing meals for patients: instead the room is a hive of activity with a new Bereavement Cookery… Read more »

Grant Offers Comfort to Hospice Patients

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Patients at St Richard’s Hospice are able to benefit from new in-house treatment following a generous gift from The Friends of Pershore Hospital. The Friends of Pershore Hospital have awarded St Richard’s Hospice a grant of £7,280 to fund an ultrasound scanner so that patients can undergo procedures at the hospice rather than having to… Read more »

Patient’s Joy at Daughter’s Wedding

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A Worcestershire mother was overjoyed to share her daughter’s wedding celebrations in the Sacred Space at St Richard’s Hospice where she is a being cared for as a patient. There was laughter and tears as Penny Goddard, 65, from Astley near Stourport, laid in her hospice bed and watched her daughter Abi and partner Kev… Read more »

Christmas at St Richard’s

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Patients at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester are getting into the festive spirit. We hold Christmas parties for our Day Hospice patients throughout December, making it a special event with lots of love, laughter and care among people who have become friends with shared experiences of living with a life-threatening illness.  The trees are decorated,… Read more »

Patients Supported to Stay at Home

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People with life-threatening illnesses are able to stay independent and at home for as long as possible, thanks to the package of care offered by St Richard’s Hospice. During Occupational Therapy Week 2014, 3-9 November, the hospice’s Occupational Therapists are highlighting the difference they make to the lives of patients and their loved ones, helping… Read more »