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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 »

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 »

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 »

Multi-Faith Advice

The hospice, like all parts of the healthcare community, is committed to care that is sensitive to different beliefs. The chaplaincy respects the needs of people of all faiths and none and we provide spiritual care appropriate to the individual. The chaplaincy also maintains a rota of specialist ministers (including Bahai, Buddhism, various Christian denominations,… Read more »

Spiritual Care – frequently asked questions

The hospice must be a miserable place to work? There is more laughter here than anywhere else I have ever worked. One saying I like is, ‘We may not be able to add days on to a life, but we can put life into those days.’ People seem to be frightened of hospices. There is… 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 »

Bereavement Service

(NB This film was made before the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and therefore some of the services described may not be available at this time. The individual team’s involved in a patient’s care or loved one’s support will be given details of current services.) St Richard’s Bereavement service offers confidential support for anyone who has… Read more »