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Patient artwork goes on show at city gallery

12th April 2018

Pop along to Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum to see an exhibition of artwork created by patients attending Day Services at St Richard’s Hospice.

Patients attending the hospice’s Living Well Exploring Painting Techniques group on Friday mornings created most of the work on show, inspired by the hospice’s emblem – the snowdrop.

 

The exhibition runs until Saturday, 9th June at the gallery in Foregate Street, Worcester.

The group has been developing skills with watercolours, oil and chalk pastels – and it is a fantastic opportunity for them to showcase their new found abilities in this space.

Mary Jenkins, Creative Therapist at St Richard’s, said: “This exhibition is a great opportunity for the group to show their new found skills. To be part of an exhibition is great for self-esteem and also to support publicity for the hospice.

“It is a fantastic opportunity and great for the group involved who are learning new skills. Framing a piece of work immediately lifts the piece and to see it in an organised exhibition space lifts the spirits.”

Patients attending Day Hospice have also helped create some of these pieces. Also on display is lovely needle-felted work by a member of the hospice’s Saturday Social group.

The snowdrop features in the logo of St Richard’s Hospice and acts as a symbol of hope.

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.