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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 »

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 »

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.