19th April 2022

Welcoming therapy dog to St Richard’s

Ron, who is sitting in an arm chair in the hospice's Living Well Centre, strokes a tan and white springer spaniel who is being held by her owner.

We were delighted to welcome pet therapy pooch, Megan, on Thursday, 14 April, for the first time since the pandemic began.

Megan, a Welsh Springer Spaniel, met Living Well patients Ron and Pam.

It was a particular treat for dog lover, Ron, because spaniels are his favourite breed of dog.

Ron, who is supported by our Living Well Team, said: “It is hard to put into words, but it is such a comforting feeling to be here, and the staff and the volunteers are brilliant. It is a wonderful place.”

We are grateful to Megan’s owner, Maureen, for sharing her with us and bringing smiles to patients and staff alike.