Fabric hearts keep patients and families connected at Ashgate Hospicecare

Ashgate Hospicecare have introduced fabric hearts to help keep families connected during the Coronavirus pandemic. The hand sewn hearts are made in matching fabric, with one kept by the patient and the other given to the family member. The charity is hoping that this will provide comfort to those who are unable to visit the […]

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Four-year charity partnership helps to raise £780,000 for Ashgate Hospicecare

A charity partnership between Ashgate Hospicecare and Markovitz, the builders’ and plumbers’ merchants, has helped to raise £780,000. The partnership was formed in 2017, when Markovitz became the headline sponsor of the charity’s annual Sparkle Night Walk, before becoming the sponsor for four consecutive years. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s Sparkle Night Walk took […]

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Twin sisters volunteer at Ashgate Hospicecare to pay tribute to Grandad

Teenage twins who volunteer at Ashgate Hospicecare will be spending Christmas helping others in memory of their Grandad. Sisters, Alisha and Keris Hurrell, 17, from Temple Normanton in Chesterfield will spend Boxing Day volunteering on the Inpatient Ward and are hoping to inspire others to come froward. The pair, who have been volunteering for six […]

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Patients at Ashgate Hospicecare enjoy new outdoor space thanks to NT Killingley

Patients at Ashgate Hospicecare in Chesterfield can enjoy spending more time outdoors thanks to resurfaced patio’s which has been made possible by landscape contractors, NT Killingley. Ashgate Hospicecare, which provides specialist end-of-life care to patients with complex palliative care needs across North Derbyshire, is now able to open the patio doors to patients’ bedrooms to […]

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How we’ll be making Christmas special for our patients and their families

Christmas is a special time for many of us, but it holds even greater importance to families living with the impacts of a life-limiting illness.  During the festive season, our team are working hard to ensure that patients are as comfortable as possible and that families are given the opportunity to create precious memories. Memories […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare launches Christmas tree recycling scheme to help raise funds

Ashgate Hospicecare have launched their annual Christmas tree recycling service to residents across Chesterfield. The charity, which provides specialist end-of-life care to patients with complex palliative care needs across North Derbyshire, will be collecting trees from Thursday 7th January to Saturday 9th January. The tree-cycle service is offered for a suggested minimum donation of £15 […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare receives funding commitment from the CCG to safeguard jobs and end of life care

After months of negotiations, Ashgate Hospicecare and NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have come to an agreement which will safeguard jobs and vital end-of–life care for the residents of North Derbyshire.   The charity, which employs over 300 paid staff, has secured a settlement to work in partnership with the CCG to help shape end of life care and plans for North Derbyshire. Staff have been informed that the hospice now will not have […]

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North Derbyshire Doctors fundraise to support struggling Ashgate Hospicecare

Staff from Staffa Health GP practice in Stonebroom, Derbyshire are embarking on a year long fundraising drive for cash strapped Ashgate Hospicecare. Staff have organised a Christmas draw where the prizes are two hampers and several wine boxes, a cycling challenge from Ashgate to Chapel-en-le-Frith and entry into the Chesterfield 10K. This follows news that […]

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