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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Bridgstock Group donate £15,000 to Ashgate Hospicecare

Ashgate Hospicecare, which provides specialist end-of-life care to patients with complex palliative care needs across North Derbyshire, has received a £15,000 donation from the Bridgstock Group.  The Group is the parent of two companies based on the Chesterfield Trading Estate; Peak Pipe Systems, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of pipe systems for utilities, landfill, renewable energy and aquaculture […]

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Rotary Club of Matlock donate £8,190 to local hospice for rise recliner chairs

Ashgate Hospicecare are thrilled to announce that thanks to the amazing generosity of the Rotary Club of Matlock they have been able to purchase five recliner chairs for patients and their families at the hospice. The rise recliner chairs have already made a tremendous difference, enabling the hospice to continue providing specialist care as well […]

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Derbyshire County Councillors rally behind cash stricken Ashgate Hospicecare with £33,500 grant

Ashgate Hospicecare has been awarded £33,500 in grant funding as the charity seeks to plug the £2.4 million financial deficit caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Following an application to Derbyshire County Council’s Membership Community Leadership Scheme, which allocates a budget to each of their 64 county councillors to be used to support projects in their […]

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Ashgate Hospicecare Christmas Market cancelled

A popular Christmas Market that usually raises over £12,000 to provide end-of-life care to patients across North Derbyshire has been cancelled due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19. Ashgate Hospicecare’s Christmas Market can no longer go ahead and instead the charity is urging supporters to get behind their Winter Crisis Appeal, launched last month. The cancellation […]

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Second national lockdown a further funding blow for Ashgate Hospicecare

Ashgate Hospicecare have described the second national lockdown as a “further blow”, as they prepare to close their 14 shops and three coffee shops for a second time from Thursday 5th November.  The charity, which provides specialist end of life care to patients with complex palliative care needs across North Derbyshire, was already reporting £2.4 million lost revenue due to the Coronavirus pandemic. With a second national lockdown now confirmed, the […]

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Lindsay, Simon and son Isaac’s joyful wedding at Ashgate Hospicecare in Old Brampton 

A HAPPY couple tied the knot at Ashgate Hospicecare last week (16th October) with the support and help of the hospice team along with kind donations from local businesses.  Lindsay and Simon, along with their 19 month old son Isaac, tied the knot in a moving and socially distanced ceremony in Ashgate’s boardroom – which was transformed for the day – with their family and […]

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ASHGATE HOSPICECARE SEEKS VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCIES AND OTHER SAVINGS AND TELLS STAFF IT CANNOT RULE OUT MAKING COMPULSORY JOB CUTS IN THE COMING MONTHS

Ashgate Hospicecare Chief Executive Barbara-Anne Walker has this week updated its 340 staff that the hospice is seeking voluntary redundancies and other savings including working hour reductions and said that the charity may not be able to avoid making compulsory job cuts in the next few months. The hospice which was already operating a budget […]

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