Ashgate Hospicecare is a charity that provides compassionate, specialist palliative and end of life care to patients with a life-limiting illness and their families across North Derbyshire.
Their vision is that everyone in North Derbyshire with a life-limiting illness, and the people important to them, can make the most of every moment together and that they can die with dignity and comfort.
For patients with the most complex needs, they have an Inpatient Unit. However, most of their patients are cared for at home by their team of specialist nurses, specialist therapists and healthcare professionals. This enables them to stay where they feel most comfortable for as long as possible.
All of the care and support they provide is free-of-charge. However, they are not an NHS hospice, and to ensure they can continue providing the care they do when people need it most, they need to raise money through fundraising and retail income.
Peter Stone, Director of Income Generation, said: “It’s an absolute honour for Ashgate Hospicecare to be a Chesterfield Champion. Whilst we provide care right across North Derbyshire, the hospice itself is situated in Chesterfield, and it is valuable to us and to Chesterfield to be supporting the town.
Ashgate Hospicecare has over 300 employees across a range of sectors, including nursing, fundraising, finance and retail, and we’re proud to be contributing to employment and the local economy.
Chesterfield has a fantastic community, and because we want to be here to support that community, it’s important for us to be behind the opportunities that Chesterfield has and engage with local people.”