Vine Hotels kindly transform Ashgate Hospicecare’s Family Bedroom as their gift to ensure families can stay together

Ashgate Hospicecare is thrilled to announce that Vine Hotels have gone above and beyond expectations for their local hospice. They have renovated the hospice’s Family Bedroom free of charge, to ensure that families can stay together.

The Family Bedroom is now open for families and friends visiting patients on the ward. The newly renovated bedroom and en-suite provide a beautiful, homely, and comfortable space for families. It allows them to remain close to their loved ones at the hospice.

Julie Foster, Matron at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “This fantastic project has only been possible thanks to Vine Hotels, who have gone the extra mile to help transform their local hospice.
Vine Hotels have created a comfortable, restful and beautifully furnished space for families and friends visiting their loved ones here at Ashgate Hospicecare.

The Family Bedroom is incredibly important for our patients. It provides the calming reassurance that their families and friends are able to stay overnight at the hospice and are near to them. For families and friends, the Family Bedroom provides all the facilities required to ensure a very comfortable stay without having to leave the hospice, especially when time is most precious.
On behalf of everyone at Ashgate Hospicecare, thank you so much Vine Hotels for enabling us to provide the excellence in care that we strive for.”

Dawn Langan, from Hastings, knows how vital the Family Bedroom is to people. She said, “When my mum came into the hospice, I was really scared. However, as soon as I saw how well my mum was treated here, it completely changed my mind about hospice care. The fact that mum could have her own room meant that she was able to maintain her dignity right up to the end. We could go to the other family areas at the hospice to relax and make a drink and to give mum the privacy she needed.

Being able to use the Family Bedroom made a huge difference to us in my mum’s final days. My children and I were able to spend much more time with her, rather than worrying about finding somewhere to stay or having to come back and forth to the hospice when we didn’t know how long we had left with her.
The staff would always check on us and they even kept sandwiches aside for us so that we didn’t have to worry about getting food in the middle of the night. We were able to spend those last days making more precious memories with mum and those memories will always stay with us. I know that having a beautifully renovated Family Bedroom will make a world of difference to so many families going through the worst time of their life.”

Garin Davies, Chief Executive of Vine Hotels, which has five hotels and venues across Sheffield said: “Ashgate Hospicecare provides a vital service to lots of families and we wanted to be able to help in some way. We were pleased to be given the opportunity to lend a hand and refurbish the room. We know how important the facility is and wanted to ensure that Ashgate could enable families to stay together.”

Do you want to find out more about how you could support this amazing project and how you could make a difference to the lives of local people? Just call Ali, Capital Appeal and Partnerships Manager on 01246 567250 or email alison.ward-foster@ashgatehospicecare.org.uk.

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