Living with a serious progressive illness can affect many areas of a person’s life, including concerns about finance, relationships and many other practical problems. These problems often arise as a person’s social network struggles to adapt. Having the opportunity to talk about these concerns is often the gateway to a greater acceptance of their situation as well as being a key point where further specialist support and advice is accessed. The Palliative Care Social Worker at St Richard’s can provide specialist support and advice for patients, family, friends and carers alike. In addition, when it becomes appropriate for a patient to be discharged from the In-patient Unit, help with accessing community care services, housing departments and social services is also possible.
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
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.