4th February 2021

New uniforms boost for hospice

Nursing staff at a local hospice have been given a welcome boost of new uniforms, thanks to funding from a Birmingham charitable trust.

St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester has bought 66 new uniforms for Healthcare Assistants (HCAs). The cost of £1,254 has been kindly funded by the Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund Medical Charity and Welfare Trust (BHSF Charitable Trust.)

In-patient Unit Manager Jamie Yeomans said, “The team is really delighted with the donation for new uniforms – giving 22 HCAs, three new uniforms each. This has been a tough time for everyone on the frontline of patient care and generous donations like this help to lift the spirits.”

St Richard’s has continued to care for patients and loved ones throughout the pandemic, following government guidance to keep everyone as safe as possible. Many of the community services for individuals and groups have switched to virtual support through online video and telephone calls.

Chairman of the BHSF Trust, Dr Paul Kanas, said “Being professional and looking ready for work has never been more important for health care staff than in these most challenging of times.  It gives the Trustees great pleasure to make a small contribution to the fantastic work that the hospice does on a daily basis.”

St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. It also supports their loved ones.

Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,300 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of its income with the remainder funded by the NHS.

(Photo: Victoria Stubbs, Senior Healthcare Assistant wearing her new uniform)