We want to do even more to support patients, their loved ones and carers in our hospice and out in the wider community.

Please help us continue to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

Make a regular donation

Experiencing difficulties? We're here to help. So, please don’t hesitate in contacting us by telephone on 01246 567250 or by email at fundraising@ashgatehospicecare.org.uk.

We are doing whatever it takes to widen our support to our community. Will you make a donation to help us care for and support patients and those caring for them?

The past few months have been hugely challenging because coronavirus has forced us all to sacrifice so much. At Ashgate Hospicecare, we have had to transform the way we provide our care, in the most difficult of circumstances, to reach more people than ever before. We are now expanding our end of life and bereavement support into the wider community, including care homes.

Counselling and Support Manager, Ashgate Hospicecare

Liz Matthews

Counselling and Support Manager,

Ashgate Hospicecare

Our services are still desperately needed.

We are continuing to respond to the challenge of coronavirus in our community and provide the exceptional end of life care for which we are known. Your donation will help us to provide:

  • Direct care for COVID-19 patients in our hospice and at home
  • Bereavement support to families and friends who have lost loved ones
  • Specialist end of life training and support to care homes in our area
  • Counselling support to our own staff and NHS staff, giving them safe places where they can process the trauma of caring for COVID-19 patients.

The demand for our services is greater than ever before, but we cannot provide our care without your support.

We have never needed you more than we do today.

There is very little we can be sure of right now, but with your generosity, we will do whatever it takes to provide the highest level of care within our community for as long as we can.

£10 could pay towards...

counselling support to help our staff and NHS staff cope with the trauma they are facing.

£15 could pay towards...

end of life training and support to care homes in your area.

£25 could pay towards...

the direct care of COVID-19 patients in our hospice.

Make a regular donation

Experiencing difficulties? We're here to help. So, please don’t hesitate in contacting us by telephone on 01246 567250 or by email at fundraising@ashgatehospicecare.org.uk.

Staff Stories

Many of our dedicated staff and volunteers are on the frontline of the community's coronavirus response.

nurse

Liz Matthews

Counselling and Support Manager

“Coronavirus has undoubtedly taken a huge toll on patients, families and those looking after them. I have never witnessed our dedicated team of staff and volunteers face such emotional strain as they have in recent weeks. We recognise that other teams in the community, such as NHS teams and care home staff are facing the same difficulties. This is why we are now extending our bereavement and counselling support services to help them too. Our counsellors are available in ‘Wobble Rooms’ where staff can come for emotional support to help them process their own experiences caring for COVID-19 patients, which helps to prevent trauma. We help them to understand that it’s ok to feel overwhelmed and frightened, and we offer advice so they can take care of themselves, build their resilience and continue with their essential work.”

Susan Hawkins

Ward Sister at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

“Members of the team and I feel the support service provided by Ashgate Hospicecare has been brilliant. We have all felt relieved that we’re able to unload our thoughts and anxieties during this extremely difficult time. It has been really beneficial for all of us."

nurse

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