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I am proud to be a nurse

June Patel, Care Director writes: I am so proud to be a nurse. Nursing is a caring, skilled and evidenced-based profession that provides care in so many different settings and makes a difference to the lives of patients and their loved ones in a multitude of ways. Nursing care at St Richard’s Hospice is also… Read more »

Widower calls for more hospice funding

A retired Malvern businessman has called for more government money to fund hospices supporting patients to die at home, following ‘outstanding and exceptional’ care for his late wife. Colin Clarke, of Hanley Swan, praised St Richard’s Hospice for pulling out all the stops to support him and his wife Sue, especially when he could no… Read more »

Ex-Services Club to boost funds

The Barbourne Ex-Services Club in Worcester is holding a bumper May Bank Holiday weekend of events. The weekend kicks off on Friday, 22nd May with a Charity Gig raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice, starting at 8.00pm featuring Steve Knight, Stuart Bishop, Angie and Sophie Field. Advance tickets are available at £4 or £5 on… Read more »

Cars for cash initiative supports hospice

Scrap car with Giveacar sign

Anyone who has a car they no longer need is being asked to consider donating it to St Richard’s Hospice. The Giveacar scheme will arrange to collect the car for free and will sell it at auction or for scrap, with the proceeds being donated to St Richard’s to help fund compassionate care for patients… Read more »

Whose death is it anyway?

David Knight, Chaplain

A thought for Dying Matters week (May 17th – 23rd) There are many people with very strong views on what makes for a good death. Much of it boils down to being a description of what they themselves would hope for. Perhaps a good death involves being surrounded by friends and family, or, alternatively, to… Read more »

Complementary Therapy, by Paul Brockbank, Day Hospice patient

Paul Brockbank receives complementary therapy

My Wednesday treat this week was a one hour aromatherapy massage, wonderful.  I have really benefited form six sessions of massage. It is relaxing and gives me pain relief across my back and shoulders.  I get two nights deep sleep after these treatment sessions, all thanks to the wonderful team at the hospice. Thank you… Read more »

Walk the Worcestershire Way

Onsite Team_L to R_ Jason Stephenson, Steve Brown, David Lord and Trevor Stevens

An event organised by St Richard’s Hospice offers the opportunity to walk the whole of the Worcestershire way in a day to support hospice care across the county. Many keen walkers have already signed up for this year’s Worcestershire Way Walk and, either individually or as a team, will be taking on the challenging 31… Read more »

Hospice clinics hailed a success

Renal clinic out-patient Gordon Clifford and wife Nancy

Outpatient clinics held at St Richard’s Hospice have been given the seal of approval by local health commissioners, and allocated continuing funding for another year. St Richard’s Hospice is working in partnership with the NHS South Worcestershire CCG to offer patients with advanced conditions the opportunity to attend specialist out-patient appointments at the hospice. Each… Read more »

Bereaved children store treasured memories

St Richard’s Hospice understands that a life-threatening illness can cause enormous changes within a family and that children have very specific needs to help them through the bereavement process. Children can have difficulty understanding what has happened to their loved one and that the dead person cannot come back. This can be challenging for parents… Read more »

Business Patrons celebrate birthday

St Richard’s Hospice’s Business Patrons Group celebrated its second birthday this week at its latest meeting. Since its inception, the group of local business professionals has raised almost £34,000 to help the hospice continue to provide compassionate care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and support their loved ones. The aim of the Business Patrons is… Read more »