Posts Categorised in: Our Care News

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 »

Nutrition and hydration in the hospice

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

  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 »