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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 »

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 »

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 »

Horse in surprise hospice visit

St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester helped create a precious moment for patient Catriona Craig and family with a surprise visit from her favourite horse. Mrs Craig’s husband David and good friend Alice Bennett who owns Ed, had arranged with hospice staff to bring the 20-year old beautiful grey former event horse to the In-patient Unit… Read more »

‘Hooked’ on art therapy by Paul Brockbank

One of the many activities and therapies on offer to patients at the Day Hospice is creative arts therapy. It’s not something that I have done before but I was encouraged to have a go by Mary. She leads this activity and has loads of experience in different crafts. She is also a magpie, storing… Read more »

Widower calls for more hospice funding

A retired Malvern businessman has called for more government money to fund hospices supporting patients to die at home, following ‘outstanding and exceptional’ care for his late wife. Colin Clarke, of Hanley Swan, praised St Richard’s Hospice for pulling out all the stops to support him and his wife Sue, especially when he could no… Read more »