Coronavirus: New testing requirements for all visitors to our inpatient unit

As a hospice, we have a duty of care to the vulnerable patients we support, many of whom are at higher risk of complications from COVID. That is why we’re updating our visitor guidelines to help ensure the safety of everyone we care for. From Monday 2nd August, we are introducing rapid lateral flow tests to all visitors, over the age of 16, to our inpatient unit. This will be in addition to our existing infection prevention and control measures, such as temperature checks on arrival, hand sanitising, use of personal protective equipment and physical distancing. We have recently been shortlisted for a prestigious Royal College of Nurses infection control award for our hard work keeping patients and the wider community safe and we have confidence this is the right course of action.

Are you looking for a varied and rewarding role in palliative care?

We’re recruiting Registered General Nurses to join our dedicated team at Ashgate Hospicecare. You will be joining an innovative and forward-thinking team contributing to the delivery of high quality, compassionate and values-based care to patients and their families. As a valued Registered General Nurse, you will have a wide range of training and development available to support your own personal and professional development, opening doors to new career pathways. We are compassionate. We are a team. We are respectful. We are open. We are inclusive. WE ARE ASHGATE.

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Sparkle Night Walk 2021

Our Sparkle Night Walk is an award-winning fundraising event. It is a 10km walk through Chesterfield that will take place on Saturday 25th September 2021 to help raise vital funds for your local hospice.

After a very successful Virtual Sparkle event in 2020, we hope that Sparkle will return to its usual format in 2021.

£15

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Ashgate Hospicecare’s Virtual Sparkle Night Walk

With places at our physical event limited to 1,500 participants, we’ve opened up even more virtual places than last year and we’re asking you to walk, run, cycle or dance in support of Ashgate Hospicecare.

£10

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Will you volunteer at Ashgate in 2021?

The support our volunteers provide across the organisation is immeasurable, whatever their role. Without our volunteers, there would be so much we would struggle to do. We have many different roles available. If you are interested in a volunteer role at Ashgate Hospicecare, please get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you!

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Have you listened to series two yet?

The Life and Death Podcast

Throughout this series, we hear more honest conversations about life, death and so much more. Hosted again by Stephen Rumford, Senior Physiotherapist at the Ashgate Hospicecare, the podcasts feature guest speakers who have experiences of death and dying, and aim to get a deeper understanding of what life and death means to them.

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Our charity and coffee shops are now fully open!

We are really excited to have all our charity and coffee shops open again. It’s been wonderful to be able to welcome our loyal customers and donors back, and we really look forward to warmly welcoming new supporters through our doors. We want to say a huge thank you to our customers who continued to shop with us online. We’re continuing to sell a range of products online, so do take a look!