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Hospice champions campaign to widen access to care

St Richard’s Hospice is joining forces with other hospices across the UK to support a new campaign aimed at widening access to the vital support they provide for people with life-limiting conditions and those who care for them. The Open Up Hospice Care campaign – which launches today (4 March) and is led by national… Read more »

New Care Director for St Richard’s

St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester has appointed a new Care Director with a wealth of experience working with palliative care services. Debbie Westwood joined St Richard’s in 2017 as Head of Education following her role as Head of Service Redesign for the Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups. A nurse for 25 years, Mrs Westwood said, “My… Read more »

Take on our shop donation challenge!

A hospice team is challenging the community to ‘give up’ 40 items of clothing, bric-a-brac and books in the 40 days of Lent. St Richard’s Hospice is calling for people to de-clutter and donate unwanted, good quality items to any of its 18 shops as part of its donation challenge. Participants can get together with… Read more »

Hospice dress agency celebrates first birthday

A hospice is celebrating the first birthday of its designer dress agency in Bromsgrove. St Richard’s Hospice opened its Mill Lane-based shop, named Déjà Vu, at this time last year and is inviting people to come and mark the occasion and enjoy a slice of cake on Saturday, February 23. The shop is a dress… Read more »

Top racing tips at hospice event

Top jockeys and trainers are set to give tips and predictions at a hospice event ahead of the Cheltenham Festival week. The Cheltenham Preview Evening, hosted by St Richard’s Hospice, will take place at The Wood Norton, near Evesham, on Tuesday, March 5. On the panel of experts will be Dr Richard Newland, trainer of… Read more »

Hospice launches raffle with £5K top prize

A hospice has launched its annual fundraising raffle – featuring a top prize of £5,000. The St Richard’s Hospice Grand Raffle could see someone win the prize money, having spent just £1 on a ticket. Other prizes to be won include: brunch with Champagne for two at the Gherkin in London; a Gtech AirRam vacuum… Read more »

Couple enjoy Valentine’s lunch at hospice

Love was in the air at the hospice today, as we provided a Valentine’s Day lunch for Nigel and his wife Jane. Jane visits every day and has lunch with Nigel, who is being cared for on our In-patient Unit – but today’s meal was extra-special. The couple enjoyed pasta in tomato sauce and pineapple… Read more »

Patient documents treatment experience in blog

A hospice patient living with throat cancer is sharing his treatment experience online – in the hope of helping others in a similar situation. Stewart Foster, who is 59, was diagnosed with cancer in July 2018 and began chemotherapy in October. He was referred to St Richard’s Hospice and is receiving care from its Community… Read more »

Evaluation reveals impact of city giraffe trail

An evaluation of last summer’s Worcester Stands Tall (WST) giraffe art trail has revealed it provided a boost of more than £800,000 to the city. Studies by MEL Research, funded by Worcester BID, revealed WST app users alone spent £104,200 to £156,000 in the city during the trail which ran from July to September 2018…. Read more »

Hundreds turn out for Lantern Walk

Hundreds of glowing lanterns helped light up parkland in memory of loved ones at a hospice walk. The St Richard’s Hospice Lantern Walk took place on Saturday, February 9 at the National Trust’s Croome, near Worcester. Nearly 400 people took part, carrying lanterns through the parkland on a 1.5-mile walk – and helping to raise… Read more »