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In-patient Unit

  Visiting the In-patient Unit (IPU)   We are following national guidance to protect patients, visitors and staff from the spread of the coronavirus during the current lockdown restrictions and beyond to ensure everyone stays as safe as possible. This means that we have had to make changes to who, how and when people visit the In-patient… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Patient Groups

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  Men’s Space Group Covid-19 update: This group is currently running virtually by online video call. A men’s group at St Richard’s Hospice offers space to relax and meet others facing similar situations. The group offers men under the care of the hospice the opportunity to take time out, take on some light gardening, go… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Caring for Carers

Carers’ Groups When someone becomes ill, with a serious progressive illness, you will find yourself providing support and practical care. You may be the husband, the wife, the daughter or friend and you probably will not call yourself a carer but will become the most important person to the patient and to their care. It… 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 »