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Tree of Life

1st August 2019 - 1st November 2025

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Our beautiful and tranquil hospice garden is close to the hearts of many people who are cared for and supported by the St Richard’s team.

In a quiet corner of the garden we have ‘planted’ a unique silver tree where family and friends can choose to hang a silver leaf in memory of a loved one. It is a place of calm where you can spend time remembering loved ones and finding comfort and support.

If you wish to make this special dedication, you can order your leaf online below. We will then post you a leaf for you to engrave with your personal message.

You can hang the leaf privately, or you can ask our chaplaincy team to conduct a short religious or non-religious ceremony. Your leaf will remain on the Tree of Life for a year, after which we will return the leaf to you.

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Start:
1st August 2019
End:
1st November 2025

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.