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Making the change for St Richard’s

March 30 - June 30

In these uncertain times, St Richard’s is asking our wonderful community to share all the positive ways we are keeping engaged as we are keeping our spirits up in our homes.

For many of us we are needing to change the way we socialise or entertain ourselves daily. This may mean we’re having to give something up… or get inventive!

Let’s consider what could be donated to St Richard’s Hospice from what we are changing or saving. Whether you’re saving on petrol, swapping restaurants for eating in, exercising differently or revisiting the love of books and games – we would love to hear your stories.

Donations will allow care staff, who are working night and day throughout the crisis, to keep caring for our most vulnerable patients.

And it’s simple to do – just share a photo of what you have given up or changed, make a donation of your choice and leave a message of hope for our patients and community on our visufund page.


March 30
June 30


St Richards Hospice
Wildwood Drive
Worcester, WR5 2QT United Kingdom
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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.