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Hospice care is founded on compassionate people

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St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Its great reputation for providing high quality, compassionate care is due to the dedication, skills and experience of all those work for the charity, both paid and unpaid. The hospice has seen sustained growth… Read more »

Why supporting a charity is good for business

St Richard’s Hospice is proud to be working in partnership with many local companies and values their continuing support. An association with the respected local charity helps businesses to achieve corporate social responsibility objectives and offers opportunities to entertain clients, motivate employees, engage with suppliers and attract new customers. Many local businesses, from independent family… Read more »

Solicitor Strikes Lucky on Hospice Lottery

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Soon-to-be retiring solicitor Peter Hill from Little Witley is celebrating after winning £3,000 on the hospices lottery. In a generous gesture of support for St Richard’s Hospice, he immediately donated £300 back to the charity. Mr Hill said, “It’s my first big win ever and the timing is marvellous. I am about to retire and… Read more »

Make a difference as a volunteer

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“I really enjoy volunteering and I’ve made lots of firm friends through the different areas I work in. “It’s so diverse and good fun!” St Richard’s Hospice is able to offer care to patients and their loved ones thanks to the generous support of dedicated volunteers and the community. Over 1,000 volunteers bring their life… Read more »

Occupational Therapy helps patients stay at home

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People with life-threatening illnesses are able to stay independent and at home for as long as possible, thanks to the package of care offered by St Richard’s Hospice. The hospice’s two part-time Occupational Therapists are an integral part of this care and support, helping patients to stay at home by working out practical solutions so… Read more »

Hospice volunteers give valuable support in the community

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St Richard’s Hospice’s community volunteers offer practical support at home to patients and their families, giving a helping hand with a wide range of everyday tasks. As part of the hospice’s ethos of holistic care, it recognises that those who have a life threatening illness can find it difficult to manage the day to day… Read more »

Out-patients clinics held at hospice

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St Richard’s Hospice is working in partnership with the NHS in Worcestershire to offer patients with advanced conditions the opportunity to attend specialist out-patient appointments at the hospice. Each Monday, a palliative care out-patient clinic is held at the hospice for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, advanced respiratory, cardiac and renal conditions.  The specialist clinics aim… Read more »

Dignity, comfort, fun and laughter

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Luke tells of his personal experience of St Richard’s Hospice. I have always been touched by the work that hospices do and, with friends, we have completed many challenges over the years to help raise money. However, I unfortunately now have first-hand experience, and I can say now that I have always massively underestimated just… Read more »

Creative therapy is outlet for patient expression

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A display of artwork by St Richard’s Hospice patients is currently on display at St Andrew’s Church Parish Centre, Droitwich and also in shops around the town all on the theme of the charity’s snowdrop emblem. This, and a recent display in St John’s, Worcester, are examples of the hospice developing community links which are… Read more »

Garden therapy

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The lovely gardens and grounds at St Richard’s Hospice offer so much more than just a pleasant view. Patients in the In-patient Unit, their visitors and patients in Day Hospice as well as staff and volunteers can take time out to reflect, relax, find respite and enjoy the spaces in different ways. One of our… Read more »