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Ashgate Hospicecare receives £103,025 grant from Westfield Health Charitable Trust

Ashgate Hospicecare is thrilled to announce that they have received a generous grant of £103,035 from the Westfield Health Charitable Trust.

The grant, that is going to used to create a beautiful garden room and dementia friendly courtyard for our patients, their families and visitors, will ensure there is a space where families can make positive memories and remember their lives together.

Graham Moore, Chairman of the Westfield Health Charitable Trust, said: “It is a pleasure to be funding the improvements on the Inpatient Unit at Ashgate Hospicecare.

It will create a stunning, comfortable and dementia-friendly sunroom and courtyard for the patients, their families and visitors. I look forward to seeing the completed project in the late Spring.”

Tina Croley, Trust and Grants Fundraiser at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “We are so grateful to the Westfield Health Charitable Trust for their generous grant to the hospice. We share their aim to take care of people’s health and wellbeing, and the passion to look after them. 

With their support, we will be able to meet a key priority of creating space for families to be together whilst addressing the needs of our patients with dementia and other cognitive difficulties.”

In 2015, Ashgate Hospicecare achieved an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ from the Care Quality Commission. The report showed the Hospice provides high quality, safe and innovative care and that patients, their relatives and carers were highly complementary and satisfied with the care given, which they often described as excellent, exceptional or outstanding.

Karen Walker, Ward Manager of the Inpatient Unit at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “We are really proud of our ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission for our care.

The wonderful grant from Westfield Health means that we will have an outstanding area to match that care.”

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