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Chairman’s blog

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When you get asked “Why do you do that?” or  “What does it involve?”  I soon realised from my perspective what a great privilege it is to be the Chairman of St Richard’s Hospice. As Chairman I am fortunate to be supported by devoted board of Governors who provide a great breadth of experience both… Read more »

A peak behind the scenes

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At St Richard’s Hospice, the high quality of care and compassion we offer patients and families is built on a foundation of activities that take place ‘behind the scenes’. The hospice is kept running like a well-oiled machine by the highly experienced Facilities team, responsible for all the hospice’s support services including health and safety,… Read more »

You Only Die Once: Kate Granger’s story

Doctor and writer Kate Granger was the focus of the second ever Dying Matters Annual Lecture on Monday evening, which marked the beginning of Dying Matters Awareness week, which runs from 12-18 May. Kate, a Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine, has incurable cancer. After five gruelling rounds of chemotherapy following her diagnosis with a rare… Read more »

Tai Chi in Day Hospice

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Our physio Gill leads Day Hospice patients in some gentle Tai Chi to help them relax and boost their feelings of well being. Just one of the many things we do at St Richard’s you may not know!

Our nursing ethos

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Nursing Ethos : St Richard’s Hospice There is considerable national debate about the public’s perception of nursing and how patients and their loved ones want nursing care to be provided with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect. These values are well established and reflected by the St Richard’s Hospice nursing teams in everything they do ……. Read more »

The growth of St Richard’s

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St Richard’s Hospice started with one part time nurse visiting patients in their home, responding to calls for help made to a telephone in home of a GP in Droitwich. How things have grown in 30 years! Then hospice care was not an established area of healthcare; indeed, it was frowned upon my many. Today… Read more »

Chaplain photo wins competition

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We love this beautiful, thoughtful photo by John Fox of our associate chaplain Jill Groves which was chosen as the winning photo in the Worcester Cathedral photography competition.

Day Hospice Pamper session

Did you know our Day Hospice patients receive a regular pamper session from volunteer Lydia Repton, business manager of Lancôme Selfridges, who ensures they walk out with a lovely glow and feeling better about themselves. Watch our short video to find out what patients had to say when BBC Hereford and Worcester reporter Simon stopped… Read more »