Our wonderful staff

Hear from our team about what it's like to work for Ashgate Hospicecare

Kevin’s story

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 for by the hospice several years later.

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Sarah’s story

“There have been a lot of changes and developments to help us manage the current Covid-19 outbreak. Anybody who enters the main hospice building is being screened and temperature checked before they enter, we have restricted visitors to the hospice and any staff that can possibly work offsite are doing so. Our main priority has been infection control and making sure our patients, their families, our staff and volunteers and the wider community are safe.”

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Jean’s Story

Jean Freeman was the first Deputy Matron when Ashgate Hospicecare first opened in 1988. Jean shares her story on how she took on this role and her memories of the hospice in the early days.

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Sally’s Story

“I feel as though everybody who comes through our doors at the Ashgate Coffee Co. Clowne becomes part of my extended family.”

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Jamie’s Story

“It’s so nice when I’m out in the Hospice van to hear about people’s experiences of Ashgate Hospicecare. It’s a nice reminder that what we’re doing here is worthwhile and that all the donations we collect or drop off are helping towards continuing to care for patients.”

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Annette’s Story

“I feel proud when I know I’ve done everything I possibly can for a patient and their family and when they know they can count on me to answer any of their concerns.”

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Chris’s Story

“We need to be offering our services to everybody who needs hospice care in North Derbyshire, but we simply don’t have the capacity to reach everyone at the moment.”

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Mike’s Story

“I enjoy every single day. There isn’t a day I don’t want to get out of bed. We’ve now got 30 volunteers and three paid staff, and I can honestly say that with all their help, the shop is a real success.”

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Sarah’s Story

Sarah Green, 22, from Chesterfield, began working in Ashgate Hospicecare’s Events Team in October 2017. Sarah talks about how her grandmother, Susan Green, was looked after by the Hospice and how volunteering within the Events Team led to a permanent paid role as Events Assistant.

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Sandi’s Story

“Some things we do as healthcare assistants and nurses don’t seem special to us, but they are very special to the family. We always make sure that we take the time to do special little things for patients and families.”

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