St Richard’s Hospice is set to welcome guests to the hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, on Saturday, March 4 between 10am and 3pm. The event offers a chance to meet members of the hospice team and to learn about future career opportunities, or a volunteer role, with the charity.
Amanda Walford, Head of People Services at St Richard’s, said:
“Whether staff member or volunteer, a role with us is always more than just a job.
“At this event visitors can hear first-hand how everything we do is motivated by a common goal: providing the very best care for patients and their loved ones.
“Anyone attending on the day will learn about the range of opportunities with us and how they could get involved.“We hope people will leave inspired and encouraged to consider a career, or volunteer opportunity, with us in the future.”
Wendy Alford, Stourport Shop Volunteer
There will be the chance to talk to members of staff from a range of professional backgrounds, including clinical care and income generation.
Refreshments will be available from The Green, a spacious new dining area in the heart of the hospice.
And two tours of the hospice’s Living Well Centre, In-patient Unit and gardens will take place: one at 11.30am and another at 2pm.
Find out more, and register your interest in attending, on the St Richard’s website: www.strichards.org.uk/event/opportunities-open-day
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 £9.72m to run the hospice (21/22 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
More information about St Richard’s Hospice
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 telephone.