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St Richard’s shares expertise with care homes

St Richard’s Hospice has launched a free virtual education network to offer support and share knowledge with care homes in the county to help them during the cornavirus crisis. The Education team at the Worcester-based hospice already works with care homes to support them with training and guidance around providing the best possible end of life care. In the current pandemic, they have stepped up their support and… Read more »

“Proud to see teams innovating to care”

If we were to rewind 2020 by a couple of months, I wouldn’t be able to imagine the future as it is now – changed beyond recognition by Covid-19. Life has altered for all of us – and we are reminded daily of the heart-breaking human cost of coronavirus. At what is already an unimaginably… Read more »

Coronavirus – spotlight on making a difference

During these unprecedented times, we have adapted the way we support and care for patients and loved ones. Read a round-up of the many ways in which we continue to care, but in different ways. See how our Men’s Space patient support group continues to meet from afar; listen to Kevin, our Head of Catering… Read more »

Virtual quiz night success for hospice

TEAMS from as far afield as New York and Vietnam took part in a hospice’s first virtual quiz – helping raise more than £1,500 for its care. St Richard’s Hospice held its Big Virtual Quiz on Saturday, April 11, and saw 62 teams take part, with £1,530 raised to help continue its caring services. The… Read more »

Runner to attempt marathon in back garden

A dedicated runner is set to complete a marathon in her back garden – to raise funds for the hospice which cared for her brother. Jane Fletcher, from Droitwich, will take on the challenge on Sunday, April 26 – to coincide with what would have been the 40th London Marathon. In light of social distancing… Read more »

Open letter from St Richard’s Hospice Chief Executive June Patel

We are living in very challenging times with the coronavirus pandemic and I wanted to reassure our community that our services are fully operational – although being delivered very differently as a result of the impact of COVID-19 –  and we are committed to caring for our patients and loved ones. Although many activities across the country are cancelled, our care is not.  Our… Read more »

Tips for looking after yourself

Many of our care and support services have gone virtual  for the moment – with support given  by video calls, over the phone, at virtual clinics etc.  We thought you might also find these top tips helpful during such unprecedented times. In these uncertain and stressful times we know that our mental health needs extra… Read more »

Help us care in uncertain times

An appeal from Dr Nicky Wilderspin, Medical Director at St Richard’s Hospice: As the Medical Director here at St Richard’s, I wanted to let you know how your hospice team is continuing to help patients and their loved ones across Worcestershire in these unprecedented times. And, I’d also like to ask you to consider supporting… Read more »

St Richard’s Hospice charity shops – temporary closure

St Richard’s Hospice has announced the temporary closure of its 19 shops and warehouse in Worcestershire to protect staff, volunteers, donors and customers from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Shops and Commercial Director Dan Corns said, “We take this decision with a heavy heart but it’s absolutely the right action to take for the safety of our staff, volunteers, donors and… Read more »

Social Work support helps understanding

Our fantastic Family Support Team help a number of people with autistic spectrum conditions, learning disabilites and other conditions. They’re now using a piece of software called Widgit which allows them to build social stories, communication aids and emotions cards for people who need extra support to communicate or understand what is happening. Here’s the… Read more »