Local businessman donates over £11k to Ashgate Hospicecare after making £1m from lockdown start-up

Chesterfield man, Ash Young, who launched CarMats.co.uk during lockdown, has raised over £11k for Ashgate Hospicecare.  Alongside homeschooling his two kids during lockdown and running a successful digital agency day-to-day, Ash decided to start a new venture, launching his own ecommerce site with a target of reaching £1 million within the first 12 months. Documenting his progress […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare reveals new Sparkle Night Walk sponsor

Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospicecare, which provides specialist palliative and end of life care to adults and their families across North Derbyshire, has named Vertu Toyota Chesterfield as the new sponsor of its much-loved Sparkle Night Walk. This important fundraising event sees families, friends and neighbours come together to raise thousands of pounds in support of the […]

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Staff from Ashgate Hospicecare join vaccine rollout

Retail staff who are furloughed due to Ashgate Hospicecare’s charity shops being closed in lockdown have stepped forward to support the NHS with the vaccine rollout in North Derbyshire. The partnership comes after the charity had called on its staff and volunteers to come forward to help protect the local community and save lives. Staff […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare looking out for staff and volunteer wellbeing as report highlights strain on frontline workers

Ashgate Hospicecare have reiterated the importance of looking after their workforce during the Coronavirus pandemic, as new research reveals that the first wave has left many frontline workers with severe anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. The study, from King’s College London, found poor mental health was common in frontline staff, particularly nurses. Hayley Wardle, […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare deploys all available staff to busy inpatient unit to help relieve pressure on hospitals

Ashgate Hospicecare have announced that they are to redeploy nursing staff from other areas of the hospice to ramp up staffing levels on their 21-bedded inpatient unit. This move will enable an increase in admissions from Chesterfield Royal Hospital and the wider community. The charity has been caring for those with Coronavirus since the initial outbreak and have continued to do so throughout the pandemic. COVID-19 patients […]

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Coronavirus: guidance on visiting our hospice, shops and coffee shops

We are asking for our community’s understanding as we keep visitor restrictions and infection control measures in place to keep our patients safe.  Our patients are particularly vulnerable to COVID and other infections – we need to do everything we can to keep them safe and reduce the risk of a chain of transmission that could […]

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