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Our care

We provide palliative and end-of-life care free of charge to people aged 18 and over. We care for people living with a life-limiting illness, including cancer, neurological diseases, and end-stage heart, kidney and lung diseases.

We aim to ensure that our patients are well informed, supported and pain free. While our purpose is to provide end-of-life care, our work doesn’t only begin at the very end of someone’s life. We can help improve quality of life soon after a terminal diagnosis. We also support people’s loved ones to ensure they get the practical, emotional and bereavement support they need.

We are proud that the Care Quality Commission has rated our care as ‘Outstanding’.

Quality Improvement

We aspire to provide the highest quality of care for the people of North Derbyshire. That’s why we embrace a culture of continuous improvement and learning. The aim of this is to make our services more effective and improve patient experience. It also gives our staff the skills they need to lead change and feel empowered.

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Our impact

Last year, we cared for thousands of people across North Derbyshire at the end of their lives. Our quality of care can only be achieved through the energy, care and compassion of our staff, volunteers and our loyal supporters. To everyone who has supported Ashgate Hospice, a heartfelt thank you.

Last year, thanks to your support, we cared for...

people in their own homes
people on our Inpatient Unit at Old Brampton
people with counselling and bereavement support
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Where we provide our care

We care for people across the whole of North Derbyshire.

At our main hospice, we provide inpatient bedded care, outpatient services, physiotherapy, lymphoedema treatment, counselling, spiritual care, and other creative therapies.

We provide most of our care in people’s homes, care homes, and other community settings across the region. We work together with other health and social care teams across Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, North Dales and the High Peak (excluding Glossop) to do this. This is to ensure that, wherever and whenever possible, we care for people in the place of their choice.