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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Urgent nurse recruitment drive launched at Ashgate Hospicecare

Ashgate Hospicecare is looking for more nurses and healthcare assistants to consider a career at the hospice as it continues to respond to the COVID pandemic both at its inpatient unit at Old Brompton and in the community. The charity, which provides specialist end-of-life care to patients with complex palliative care needs across North Derbyshire, is looking to fill several […]

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Care continues virtually at Ashgate Hospicecare thanks to £80,000 grant

Ashgate Hospicecare is continuing to provide vital care and support to patients who are unable to visit its Day Hospice after a National Lottery Fund grant of almost £80,000 helped pay for new virtual services. Patients and their families who are referred to the service would usually visit the charity’s main hospice in Old Brampton, […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare caring for more end-of-life COVID-19 patients than ever before

Ashgate Hospicecare are reporting a sharp increase in COVID-19 patients requiring palliative care at its Old Brampton site prompting them to open a second COVID dedicated wing. The news comes as Chesterfield Royal Hospital report that the number of COVID positive patients coming in has risen from the previous week with all 16 of their […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare welcomes £10,000 donation from crematorium

Chesterfield and District Joint Crematorium Committee has donated £10,000 to Ashgate Hospicecare. The charity, which provides specialist end of life care to patients with complex palliative care needs across North Derbyshire, will use the donation to help support its bereavement services, which have seen a surge in demand since the pandemic again. In addition to […]

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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

Since receiving news of the coronavirus outbreak, Ashgate Hospicecare has and continues to follow all health guidelines to ensure everyone at the hospice and across our other sites is safe. We have put sensible and precautionary plans in place with our main priority being infection control and prevention to protect our patients, their families, our […]

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