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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 »

Giraffe art spotted in hospice garden

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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 »

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.