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Special quilt created to support bereaved family

Staff and patients at St Richard’s Hospice have pulled together to create a very special multi-sensory quilt to help a family cope with their bereavement. Matthew Picton, who lived with a mitochondrial disorder that left him with learning and other disabilities, but died from stomach cancer, was cared for at the end of his life… Read more »

Supporting schools through bereavement

St Richard’s Hospice not only cares for patients with life-limiting illnesses, its specialist teams support bereaved families and provides training and support to other professionals that are involved with families at these difficult times. Children may find illness and death difficult to understand and come to terms with. Their awareness of what is happening within… Read more »

Dragonfly tale helps bereaved children

Our latest Dragonfly Group met this week for the final time, and it is lovely for me to see the children open up about their feelings of loss after the death of their loved one. Here at St Richard’s we understand how illness and bereavement can cause enormous changes for a family, and that children… Read more »

Dying Matters Awareness Week

St Richard’s Hospice is encouraging people to think about how they would like to experience death and bereavement as part of a national campaign. People across the West Midlands risk missing out on having their end of life wishes met and leaving their affairs in a mess for their families to sort out because they… Read more »

Whose death is it anyway?

David Knight, Chaplain

A thought for Dying Matters week (May 17th – 23rd) There are many people with very strong views on what makes for a good death. Much of it boils down to being a description of what they themselves would hope for. Perhaps a good death involves being surrounded by friends and family, or, alternatively, to… Read more »

Bereaved children store treasured memories

St Richard’s Hospice understands that a life-threatening illness can cause enormous changes within a family and that children have very specific needs to help them through the bereavement process. Children can have difficulty understanding what has happened to their loved one and that the dead person cannot come back. This can be challenging for parents… Read more »

Bereavements cookery group

Delicious smells and the sounds of gentle laughter and clattering of pots and pans fill the kitchen at St Richard’s Hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester on a Thursday evening. But it’s not the professional catering staff busy making nourishing meals for patients: instead the room is a hive of activity with a new Bereavement Cookery… Read more »

Giving in Memory – Online Donation Page & More

A gift in memory of a loved one is very special. There are a number of different ways you may wish to remember a loved one and help secure St Richard’s future.   One-off donations in memory You may wish to donate online in memory on a one off basis, for example in lieu of flowers…. Read more »

Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy

All definitions of hospice and palliative care talk of four key ingredients. St Richard’s offers high quality care in all four areas – physical, emotional, spiritual and social – with the Chaplaincy Team leading on the provision of Spiritual Care. The team – being multi denominational itself – readily supports people of all faiths and… Read more »

Children & Family

(Coronavirus update: The Family Support Team is offering services virtually during the pandemic) A serious progressive illness can cause enormous changes within a family. Children of all ages will sense the feelings of people around them, every child will have different needs depending on their age and development, but they will all need information, reassurance,… Read more »