A Worcestershire hospice is inviting members of the community to its annual general meeting (AGM) this October.
St Richard’s Hospice will hold the AGM on Thursday, October 20 at 7pm, at its building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester.
It will take place in The Green, the new heart of the hospice where people can meet, connect and relax.
The Green is surrounded by Living Well therapy rooms including an art studio and exercise room, occupational therapy kitchen and more.
The meeting will be a chance for guests to hear about the hospice’s work over the past year.
Chair of Governors, Jenny Cowpe, said: “Our AGM is always an interesting, engaging evening.
“We are so well supported by our community – and would be delighted to welcome as many people along as possible to hear a review of the past year and how our staff have risen to the challenges.”
After the meeting there will be light refreshments for guests.
Anyone is welcome to attend the free evening and must register their attendance in advance.
St Richard’s Hospice is an independent charity caring for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment to their last days and supporting those important to them.
Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,100 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.
It costs £8.75m to run the hospice (20/21 audited accounts), which includes patient care and all the necessary support services.
St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of its income with the remainder funded by the NHS.
For more information about St Richard’s Hospice visit www.strichards.org.uk
Who does St Richard’s Hospice care for?
St Richard’s cares for people with a serious progressive illness who have complex needs which cannot be met by other services. These include cancer, and neurological, respiratory, cardiac and renal conditions.
All its services are available to people registered with a South Worcestershire GP. The St Richard’s In-patient Unit cares for people across Worcestershire.
St Richard’s cares for people by:
- early involvement in the course of a person’s illness alongside other therapies that are intended to prolong life
- enabling people to manage their illness and remain independent for as long as possible
- helping people to control their pain and other worrying symptoms
- helping people with emotional, social, practical and spiritual issues
- supporting families and carers before and through bereavement
- working in partnership with other health care providers and organisations
- encouraging wider understanding that death is a part of life
- supporting the local community to be well informed about the care available to them
- supporting the health and social care workforce through education to provide high-quality, individualised care.
Where they care
St Richard’s offers free care and support for people in the hospice, in the community, in GP surgeries, at clinics or by telep www.strichards.org.uk