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Complementary Therapist Volunteers

St. Richard’s Hospice is looking for people to make a difference to the lives of others Comp Therapyevery day.

The Hospice’s Complementary Therapy team provides a large range of therapies including Indian Head massage, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, foot and hand massage, relaxation techniques and ‘M’ technique to in-patients, out-patients, day hospice, bereaved and carers and we are currently recruiting for new volunteers.

Complementary Therapy volunteers will have a level 3 qualification i.e. VCTC, a minimum of 1 year post qualification experience, have membership of an appropriate professional body and be fully insured. We will provide additional support, mentoring and continued professional development. We ask all Complementary Therapy volunteers to provide a commitment of 3½ hours morning, afternoon or evening at least once a fortnight.

Good communication skills and the ability to be sensitive to the needs of others are essential for this role.

For further information about Complementary Therapy volunteer opportunities, please contact Complementary Therapists Liesl Hopkins or Samantha Talavera, or Kirstie Smith, Staff and Volunteer Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01905 763963 or email recruitment@strichards.org.uk

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.