Family and friends smash their fundraising target on 4,444-mile trek challenge in memory of much-loved Chesterfield doctor

The family, friends and former colleagues of a much-loved former doctor have smashed their fundraising target, raising thousands of pounds for Ashgate Hospicecare in his memory. In tribute to Dr OP Chawla, who treated patients at Wingerworth Surgery in Chesterfield, 71 of his friends, family and patients challenged themselves to run or walk a collective […]

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Gender pay gap at Ashgate Hospicecare is 2.81% in favour of women

Ashgate Hospicecare’s mean pay gap data shows that on average for every £1 men earn, women are earning £1.03, with women accounting for 85% of its total workforce. Their gender pay gap report, which is based on the hourly pay of 331 staff on 5 April 2020, revealed the organisation’s mean gender pay gap is […]

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From furlough to the frontline

It’s been a year since the pandemic was first declared. And while it brought much of the UK to a standstill, the vital care that Ashgate Hospicecare provides to patients and their families has never stopped.   The hospice’s frontline workers have been working tirelessly since last March, continuing to provide quality end-of-life care and supporting NHS colleagues in the COVID-19 response to ease pressure on […]

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Keeping us safe during COVID-19

It’s been a year since the pandemic was first declared. And while it brought much of the UK to a standstill, the vital care that Ashgate Hospicecare provides to patients and their families has never stopped.   The hospice’s frontline workers have been working tirelessly since last March, continuing to provide quality end-of-life care and supporting NHS colleagues in the COVID-19 response to ease pressure on […]

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Swapping the shop floor for the hospice ward

It’s been a year since the pandemic was first declared. And while it brought much of the UK to a standstill, the vital care that Ashgate Hospicecare provides to patients and their families has never stopped.   The hospice’s frontline workers have been working tirelessly since last March, continuing to provide quality end-of-life care and supporting NHS colleagues in the COVID-19 response to ease pressure on […]

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Volunteering during COVID-19

It’s been a year since the pandemic was first declared. And while it brought much of the UK to a standstill, the vital care that Ashgate Hospicecare provides to patients and their families has never stopped.   The hospice’s frontline workers have been working tirelessly since last March, continuing to provide quality end-of-life care and supporting NHS colleagues in the COVID-19 response to ease pressure on […]

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Caring in the community during COVID-19

It’s been a year since the pandemic was first declared. And while it brought much of the UK to a standstill, the vital care that Ashgate Hospicecare provides to patients and their families has never stopped.   The hospice’s frontline workers have been working tirelessly since last March, continuing to provide quality end-of-life care and supporting NHS colleagues in the COVID-19 response to ease pressure on […]

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Caring on the frontline during COVID-19

It’s been a year since the pandemic was first declared. And while it brought much of the UK to a standstill, the vital care that Ashgate Hospicecare provides to patients and their families has never stopped.   The hospice’s frontline workers have been working tirelessly since last March, continuing to provide quality end-of-life care and supporting NHS colleagues in the COVID-19 response to ease pressure on […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare’s retail staff praised for going “above and beyond” after being redeployed as frontline workers during height of pandemic

Furloughed Ashgate Hospicecare retail staff have been praised after swapping their usual roles to support their colleagues in the inpatient unit caring for end-of-life patients, during a crucial period of the pandemic. Just last month, the charity opened a temporary second COVID dedicated wing at their inpatient unit at Old Brampton, taking bed capacity up […]

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Tributes pour in for volunteer therapy dog who was “force of nature”

Tributes have been paid to Ashgate Hospicecare’s much-loved therapy dog Molly after she sadly died following a short illness.   Molly, a blue roan Cocker Spaniel, provided companionship and friendship to the patients, families, staff and volunteers as a Pets As Therapy dog during her year volunteering at the hospice.  She died on 12th March, aged nine, after being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease just before Christmas.   Her owner, […]

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This is a ‘now or never’ moment for end-of-life funding says Ashgate Hospicecare as report highlights long-term funding challenge faced by hospices

Ashgate Hospicecare have reiterated the importance of adequate and long-term funding for hospices, after a report from Sue Ryder called on the government to address the long-term funding challenge for hospices. The report, Modelling demand and costs for palliative care services in England, found that demand for palliative care services is set to increase by 58% […]

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International Women’s Day: Ashgate Hospicecare’s Chief Executive on leading through COVID-19, embracing your vulnerabilities and why we can’t let the pandemic set back gender equality

Although Chief Executives are well versed in leading their people through uncertainty, nothing could have prepared them for the onslaught of COVID-19, which tested leadership abilities like never before. One such leader is Barbara-Anne Walker, the Chief Executive at Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospicecare. Barbara-Anne was quick to identify the potential threat that COVID posed, not only […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare staff member motivated to ‘make a difference’ after mum dies at hospice just six months after he starts job

An Ashgate Hospicecare volunteer turned full-time member of staff is determined to ‘make a difference’ after his mum died in the hospice’s care six months after starting his job. When Kevin Marshall started volunteering at Ashgate Hospicecare after struggling with his mental health, little did he know that his beloved mum Maureen would be cared […]

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