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“Great satisfaction from making a small positive difference”

Following my retirement after a happy 40 year career in engineering and science, in which I worked in the UK, Europe and the USA, with occasional exciting stints in more exotic locations,  I felt that I needed a new challenge which would keep me both fit and mentally stimulated. Having sorted out the veg patch!… Read more »

Christmas time at St Richard’s Hospice

Read our monthly column for the Worcester News, on the theme of Christmas at St Richard’s Hospice: Christmas is just around the corner and we are looking forward to celebrating the festive season at St Richard’s Hospice. Decorations are going up, bringing plenty of Christmas cheer and sparkle to the building – including magnificent Christmas… Read more »

Gorgeous gardens

The hospice gardens are looking stunning in the sunshine! We’re so lucky to have such tranquil and beautiful space to enjoy.

Patient documents treatment experience in blog

A hospice patient living with throat cancer is sharing his treatment experience online – in the hope of helping others in a similar situation. Stewart Foster, who is 59, was diagnosed with cancer in July 2018 and began chemotherapy in October. He was referred to St Richard’s Hospice and is receiving care from its Community… Read more »

Reaching a place of acceptance

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A lovely piece of writing, written by a friend for a bereaved person. Saudade A Portuguese word for which there is no English equivalent. It means feeling sadness at missing someone who has meant a lot to you at the same time as feeling the happiness from having known them. I recently heard about the… Read more »

My experience of St Richard’s Hospice

By Trisha Hutchison Having a life-limiting condition, I feel privileged and blessed to have been given the opportunity to attend Day Hospice at St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester, for 12 weeks. On Thursday mornings I am picked up from home and returned at the end of the day. I share Thursdays with about 10 others with… Read more »

The hospice and what it really meant for us

Blog by Arnisa Qasim Dad, Basharat Hussain, was initially diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015 and at that time it was removed with no follow up treatment. Life for us as a family started to get back to normal when my dad’s cancer came back a year later, but this time in the brain. After… Read more »

Supporting patients at clinics

Here at St Richard’s Hospice, we believe having a life-limiting illness should not mean a person cannot live life to the fullest, as independently as possible, for as long as they can. However, we also understand the challenges our patients and their loved ones may face as a result of their illness. At St Richard’s,… Read more »

‘Honoured to chat with such an incredible supportive group’

Mel Nicholls – GB Para Cyclist. Endurance Wheelchair Racer. Adventurer wrote on her Facebook page about her visit to meet the Men’s Space patient group: Yesterday morning I was very lucky to spend time with the most uplifting and positive group of gentlemen I can say I have ever met. To see a (not so… Read more »

Patient pens snowdrop-inspired poem

A patient at St Richard’s Hospice has penned a poem inspired by the charity’s emblem, a snowdrop. Ivy Lee, who attends Day Hospice, has written many poems – including ‘The Snowdrop’, which can be read below. The logo of St Richard’s Hospice, based in Worcester, contains a snowdrop – which represents a message of hope…. 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: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • 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.