Inspirational Blog

Reflections on the grieving process

Read a moving piece written by Justin Bowen to mark the one-year anniversary of his wife Helga’s death. In the piece, Justin reflects on his grieving process and documents his experience in the hope it will bring comfort, or be of use, to others in a similar situation. Helga was supported by Sue Sharp, the… Read more »

“Thank you for helping make a difference in challenging times”

The past few months have been incredibly challenging for us all as we adapt to life under the coronavirus pandemic. Every day we hear of the trauma and disruption caused by the virus, and our hearts go out to everyone affected. Among the obstacles we have faced at St Richard’s Hospice is to continue raising… Read more »

Finding your own inner peace

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This summer is like no other. We are restricted in our movements and some elements of lockdown will most probably still be with us for some time. Summer holidays are likely to be different with more staycations in the UK or even at home, and less milling around in crowded airports. The experience is dependent… Read more »

“Proud to see teams innovating to care”

If we were to rewind 2020 by a couple of months, I wouldn’t be able to imagine the future as it is now – changed beyond recognition by Covid-19. Life has altered for all of us – and we are reminded daily of the heart-breaking human cost of coronavirus. At what is already an unimaginably… Read more »

“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 »