Ashgate Hospicecare joins campaign against domestic abuse

Ashgate Hospicecare has joined some of the UK’s best-known employers by signing up to become a member of ‘The Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse’ (EIDA).  As part of their membership with EIDA, Ashgate Hospicecare will raise awareness and educate staff as well as the wider community on how to spot the signs of domestic abuse and where to go for support.  To launch their partnership, the hospice is […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare launches Forget-Me-Not Appeal

Ashgate Hospicecare have launched a new way for supporters to celebrate, mourn and remember their loved ones with their Forget-Me-Not Appeal. As part of the appeal, which is sponsored by Graysons Solicitors, people can make a suggested donation of £25 for a custom made, beautifully crafted forget-me-not flower, to pay a lasting tribute to friends […]

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Dying Matters Week: Planning for her death allowed mum with terminal diagnosis to make precious memories with her family

Spending the end of her life at Ashgate Hospicecare was Diane Matthews’ wish before she died; she felt it would be the best place not only for her to receive the very best care, but for the benefit of her family too.  Her honesty and openness when talking about the end of her life took the stress away from her family during the most difficult time, meaning […]

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North Derbyshire man opens up about planning for the end of life this Dying Matters Week

Talking about death and what ‘dying well’ would look like was something Keith Brown and his wife Kate were never afraid to discuss following her terminal cancer diagnosis in 2016.  Being open and honest about the heart-breaking situation their family found themselves in meant Kate was able to live the last years of her life […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare launches second season of podcast which explores death, grief and end-of-life

Ashgate Hospicecare has announced that the second series of its popular podcast will be available to listeners on all popular podcast platforms from Friday 14th May.  The North Derbyshire hospice’s The Life and Death Podcast explores frank and honest conversations around death and what ‘dying well’ really means. Each episode welcomes both givers and receivers of end-of-life care, to discuss their unique relationships, hospice […]

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How creating art is helping the dying and bereaved at Ashgate Hospicecare

The partner of a patient cared for at Ashgate Hospicecare has told how a creative art project helped her deal with the grief of losing her loved one.  Jackie Waring received ‘warm and comforting care’ during the last 11 days of her life at the North Derbyshire hospice, after being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and having a stroke.   Her partner, Sarah Thomas, who volunteered at Ashgate’s events prior to the pandemic, says Ashgate allowed […]

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Hiking hero Michelle to take on Three Peaks challenge for Ashgate in dad’s memory

The ‘outstanding’ care a loving grandfather received at Ashgate Hospicecare has inspired his daughter to take on a Derbyshire hiking challenge in his memory. Alan Casey was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in November last year and sadly died the following month, aged 70, after the disease spread to his liver and lymph nodes. […]

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