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Bereavement Support South Worcestershire

 

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Are you recently bereaved? Do you need support to help with your feelings? Do you need help with practical issues? If so just go to

www.bereavementsupportworcestershire.org.uk

where you will find useful information, self-help guides and links to a range of organisations that can help support you.

Would it help to talk to someone?

If you are registered with a GP in South Worcestershire (Martley, Evesham, Worcester, Great Malvern, Droitwich, Pershore and surrounding areas) you can call our Telephone Helpline 01905 760934 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm for advice on support available in your area.

Bereavement Support South Worcestershire is funded by the South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and hosted by St Richard’s Hospice.

Due to high demand for the bereavement service, St Richard’s Hospice can only accept bereavement referrals for adults who have been bereaved for three years or less. We will continue to accept bereavement referrals for children and young people under 18 years at any stage of their bereavement.

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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.