Thanks to the generosity of our supporters who backed our festive Crowdfunder appeal, St Richard’s Hospice was able to give patients and their loved ones great care and compassion at home over Christmas. We want to share with you just how much it meant to our patients and their loved ones that you were able to give them the time, care and understanding of our Hospice at Home team at Christmas.
The Hospice at Home team was in great demand over Christmas for end of life crisis care and to support carers who were stretched to the limit. They were able to help patients stay at home if that was their wish, and prevented unnecessary hospital admissions. Our team offered emotional support to relieve anxieties, companionship and care to those who were alone, and for others our support enabled their loved ones to have a break from being a carer to simply spend time being a husband, wife, son or daughter.
Our team members were there to help families before the imminent death of their loved ones and with immediate emotional support and guidance afterwards.
We cared for patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses such as MND, MS, respiratory and lung failure, often with very complex symptoms.
Thank you, we simply couldn’t do it without your support.
Hospice at Home Team Leader
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.
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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.