Celebrating Nurses Day

13th May 2016

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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 out and about with Day Hospice patients. The day also involved lots of cake at our tea party!

Here are just some of the wonderful comments you shared with us on social media:

The staff are amazing. My father and aunt spent their last days there. So supportive to patient and family.

What a truly inspirational place my dad passed away yesterday in lovely surroundings with brilliant staff, he spent his last 5 weeks of his life there, it was his safe place I can’t thank the staff enough I don’t know what my sister and I would of done without you, thank you xx

Thank you for making my visit back so welcoming, Richard’s stay with you until his passing in January was very much appreciated, you are all special people, xx

We love you! Thank you!!!

Happy Nurses Day to all of the amazing team at St Richard’s. You supported us as well as the wonderful care given to our Mom, thank you all xx

The nurses at St Richard’s Hospice are amazing, couldn’t have asked for nicer people to be looking after my dad during the last week of his life! X

What a team! Your help and support to my mum and I whilst we come to terms with Mnd has been amazing can’t thank you enough xx ❤️❤️❤️

Happy nurses day you are amazing x you gave my dad & our family so much support for which we are very thankful x

Thank you all so much for all your amazing care for my beloved sister, Deb Sly, almost 2 years ago! Thank goodness you are there for us! We need you so much for your skill and attention!! xxx

Amazing beautiful people. We as a family will be forever thankful for your dedication and endless care xxx

A great big thank you to all of you at St Richards Hospice all such wonderful people. Xx

I can’t thank you enough for all you did for my brother Terry Dagley over the many years that he had been coming to you. He looked forward to his day with you and always knew you would be there for him at the end. I’m sure you helped him last so long.

The place is beautiful and the staff are so lovely. Nothing is too much trouble. They are relaxed, supportive and patient. The facilities are perfect. Dad had a jacuzzi bath, his first bath in 18mths and he LOVED IT! They had all the equipment to make it comfortable and effortless for him. He’s in there for a few days for a symptom management assessment, he was worried at first but it’s really lifted his spirits. He looks so much happier already.

I love being a Nurse because I can be a teacher as well as a care giver. There are so many roles that I can be to a person to really be able to make a positive difference to their life. Having the opportunity to advocate for people and to be able to provide them comfort and establish their trust is incredible. This chance to help people is extremely rewarding.

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.