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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 »

Three teenagers cycle the Dutch coast

Three teenagers will celebrate the end of their exams this year by cycling the length of Holland to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. Ed Cullinane, aged 17 from Moreton-in-Marsh, who attends Sixth Form at Cotswold School, will be joined by his brother Harry Cullinane, aged 16, and cousin Will Chilton-Murphy, also aged 16, as… Read more »

Ladies lunch supports hospice

Supporters of St Richard’s Hospice enjoyed a fundraising lunch to help the hospice continue to provide compassionate care for people with life-threatening illnesses. On Wednesday 22nd April, around 30 ladies joined the hospice for a two course meal and raffle at Buckland Manor, in the Cotswolds, raising £900 towards the cost of patient care. Buckland… Read more »

Patients enjoy spring sun in gardens

Patients at St Richard’s Hospice have been enjoying the feel of spring sunshine on their faces in the serene surroundings of the hospice gardens. As the days warm and the gardens burst into life, patients being cared for at the hospice’s In-patient Unit are making the most of the private patio areas outside their rooms…. Read more »

Three Rushwickteers cycle to Paris

Nick Wild, Ade Platt and Martin Beale prepare for their long distance ride

Three cyclists from Rushwick will be taking on the ultimate personal challenge when they cycle from Worcester to Paris to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. Nick Wild, who runs a local plastic packaging business; Martin Beale, a fitness instructor and Ade Platt, who runs a small local business, will start their epic ride on 13th… Read more »

How hospice helped our family

Coming to terms with a terminal diagnosis can be an incredibly difficult thing to do, especially when you have a family. When Alison Holmes died from breast cancer she left behind her 13-year old daughter, 16-year old son and husband who were completely lost without her. But staff at St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester stepped… Read more »

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.