Patient information and helpful resources

We have a number of resources including reliable information that is easy to understand.  You can read and download our booklets  here:

If you would like these materials available in different formats, please get in touch on 01905 763963.

Anxiety and Relaxation             Breathlessness leaflet    Managing Fatigue

Managing your breathlessness    Managing your secretions    Using a Hand held Fan

Nutrition booklet    Occupational Therapy leaflet    Nurse Specialist Booklet 


Keeping your information confidential and safe 

Useful information and links  to organisations from SpeakEasy NOW, a self-advocacy charity run by people with learning disabilities.

More publications can be viewed here

Useful videos



Helpful websites 0808 800 6000 The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 0870 443 5252 The Cancer Counselling Trust relationship therapy to individuals, married or cohabiting couples

Macmillan CancerLine Freephone 0808 808 2020  Mon to Fri 9am -9pm

Macmillan YouthLine 0808 808 0800 Mon to Fri 9am – 9pm The Compassionate Friends

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.