Posts Categorised in: Our Care News

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 »

Hospice’s nursing excellence recognised

The excellent training St Richard’s Hospice provides for healthcare students been recognised this week at the NHS and University of Worcester Mentor Awards 2016. The hospice’s In-patient Unit team received the award for the excellent support and mentoring they provide to University of Worcester’s student nurses and other health professionals training as part of their… Read more »

Hospice support helps transform life with heart failure

The care and support of St Richard’s hospice has helped transform the life of a Worcestershire man who is living with heart failure. Ray Mace, 68 from Shrawley, says he had difficulty walking, had lost two stone in weight and lacked any confidence to leave his home. But 12 weeks after he started weekly visits… Read more »

Teenagers benefit from bereavement activity day

  Teenagers experiencing bereavement have taken part in a bespoke support and activity day aimed at helping with aspects of grief they may be facing. The group joined the morning support session at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester which was followed by an activity afternoon at Upton Warren adventure centre near Droitwich. The aim of… Read more »

Team dishes up tasty menu

  A tasty fish-finger sandwich or nutritious three-course lunch – patients in St Richard’s Hospice are now offered a bespoke menu tailored to their individual tastes. After a successful pilot project, St Richard’s has introduced a team of volunteers working seven days a week to deliver the personalised service, led by hospitality co-ordinator Tracey Heritage…. Read more »

Quality of hospice care recognised

This month we have received our latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) review and are delighted that we have been awarded a Good rating overall, with some aspects of our services rated as Outstanding. The CQC is the independent regulator for health and social care in England and exists to make sure that healthcare providers, including hospices,… Read more »

Care Director in line for top award

 The Care Director of St Richard’s Hospice, June Patel, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Nursing Times Awards in the Nurse Leader of the Year category.  As Care Director, Mrs Patel is the Registered Manager responsible for all the nursing and palliative care delivered by the clinical departments at St Richard’s Hospice. She is both… Read more »

New film focuses on nursing in the community

St Richard’s Hospice has launched a new film focussing on the care and support offered to patients and families by the Community Nursing Team. “”If I had one message it’s this: don’t be scared of us, we are here to help. We are about life and living,” says Vanessa Gibson, Community Nursing Team Manager in… Read more »

Celebrating Nurses Day

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

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 »