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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 »

Welcoming Barbados hospice visitors

A chance meeting by a pool led to a visit by members of the Barbados Cancer Association (BACA) to a Worcestershire hospice. A team from BACA visited St Richard’s in Worcester last Friday (10th July) to learn more about the growth of the hospice from small community-based beginnings to the large, well-supported charitable organisation it… Read more »

Shortlisted for top award

St Richard’s Hospice has been shortlisted in the cancer nursing category of the prestigious 2015 Nursing Times Awards. The shortlisted project is centred on helping student nurses be the best that they can be when caring for patients and their loved ones at the end of life. The project involves two day tailor-made courses for… Read more »

Horse in surprise hospice visit

St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester helped create a precious moment for patient Catriona Craig and family with a surprise visit from her favourite horse. Mrs Craig’s husband David and good friend Alice Bennett who owns Ed, had arranged with hospice staff to bring the 20-year old beautiful grey former event horse to the In-patient Unit… Read more »

Research Awareness Day

Are you interested in research? then call into our Research Awareness Day on Weds, 17th June and chat to those who can give you lots of advice.

Perfect puppies!

It was wonderful to receive a visit from Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog Megan and her new puppies to meet patients, volunteers and staff. Megan is a regular visitor to St Richard’s and her calm and warm character is adored by everyone.

Hospice offers support to carers

During Carers Week, 8th – 14th June, St Richard’s Hospice is highlighting the importance of supporting those who care for patients with life-threatening illnesses. St Richard’s Hospice understands that carers are pivotal to the success of the care provided for their loved one, and recognises that carers also need to be cared for and supported…. Read more »

Dedicated hospice nurse recognised by award

  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

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

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 »

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.