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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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 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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Ashgate Hospicecare to remember loved ones with virtual Light Up a Life

Ashgate Hospicecare are inviting the local community to dedicate a star in memory of their loved ones this Christmas and join them in an online celebration. This year, due to ongoing COVID-19 guidelines, the charity will bring their local community together in a virtual Light Up a Life celebration on Sunday 13th December. Details on […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare set to reopen charity shops across North Derbyshire

Ashgate Hospicecare are preparing to reopen their 14 charity shops on Wednesday 2nd December, following the month-long nationwide lockdown. The charity, which provides specialist end-of-life care to patients with complex palliative care needs across North Derbyshire, is reporting £2.4 million in lost revenue due to shop closures and postponed or cancelled fundraising events. The charity […]

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