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Why I love St Richard’s Hospice

9th October 2018

“I love St Richard’s Hospice because…all the love and care they gave in our darkest days.”

This is just one of the many touching messages shared on paper hearts in our shops across the county this Hospice Care Week.

As part of our activities for the annual Hospice UK campaign week, we have been asking the community to share why they love St Richard’s Hospice on paper hearts.

The hearts have then been used to create eye-catching window displays, sharing messages about our hospice care.

If you would like to take part, please pop in to your nearest hospice shop and tell us why you love St Richard’s.

Alongside the window displays, we are also holding other events during Hospice Care Week.

On Wednesday, 10th October, we will be in Bell Square, Crowngate Shopping Centre, Worcester, with our four-sided blackboard – asking passersby to share why they love our hospice.

We hope this will be a great way to engage with the community, finding out what they value about hospice care and spreading the word about our services. Come by and say hello!

Then, on Friday at 1pm we will be hosting a Facebook Live on our Facebook page talking about our support groups and the Bereavement Support South Worcestershire (BSSW) service at St Richard’s.

If you would like to join us to watch the discussion, or ask questions live please visit our Facebook page on Friday.

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: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • 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.