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In-patient Unit

  Visiting the In-patient Unit (IPU)   The reduction in the national alert level and government changes to the shielding guidance has allowed us to increase the number of visitors and the time they can spend with loved ones, whilst still meeting stringent infection control measures. (Please note that should Covid-19 infection levels or national guidance change,… Read more »

Bringing peace and relaxation

St Richard’s patients can now benefit from a new complementary therapy, helping them to find relaxation, peace and wellbeing. HEARTS (Hands on, Empathy, Aromas, Relaxation, Texture, Sound) is a technique that can calm those who may be anxious, in pain or unable to sleep. Developed by Ann Carter, a specialist complementary therapist in supportive and… Read more »

Innovation improves patient care and staff wellbeing

Taking an innovative approach to delivering community palliative care at St Richard’s Hospice is helping us to provide compassionate care to more patients and their families in need of specialist end of life care. The changes made to our community nursing services have saved the team 1,674 hours a year, almost equivalent to another full-time… Read more »

Knitted prayer squares offer comfort

Our chaplaincy team have recently been given a number of prayer squares, knitted or crocheted by local groups and individuals.  They are made with a cross on them and the idea is that the creator prays for the recipient, even though they do not know who that person is or what their individual needs are…. 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 »

10 things you might not know about St Richard’s Hospice

Many people who visit St Richard’s or hear a talk about our services are surprised at the wide range of support we offer patients and their loved ones. Here are a few facts and figures about our hospice, some of which might just surprise you! 1. All of our services are completely free to patients and… Read more »

Couple benefit from hospice’s connected care

When 48-year-old Martin Neath from Droitwich was referred to St Richard’s Hospice after learning he had terminal lung cancer, he and his wife had no idea of the wide range of care and support they would receive. The couple have been ‘amazed’ to benefit from diverse support including specialist medical care in the Worcester hospice’s… Read more »

Hospice Care Week

St Richard’s Hospice is joining forces with more than 100 other hospices across the UK to help raise public awareness about the role hospices play in supporting end of life care. The theme of this year’s Hospice Care Week (5th–11th October) is ‘Connecting Care’. During the week, St Richard’s Hospice will be offering a window into the… Read more »

Quality of hospice care recognised

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-threatening illnesses. Our great reputation for providing high quality, compassionate care is due to the dedication, skills and experience of all those work for the charity, both paid and unpaid. It is testament to this quality of patient care, and our commitment to… 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 »