Ashgate Hospicecare provide specialist palliative and end of life care to the people of North Derbyshire. Their dedicated team help to improve the quality of patients’ lives after receiving a terminal diagnosis, when every single day is so precious. The hospice supports patients’ families, practically and emotionally, whilst they care for their loved one and following bereavement for as long as they need.
After CRASH visited the hospice, it was clear that the current environment that the patients and families experienced in the cramped, shared bays were no longer fit for purpose. The overcrowding and lack of privacy was having a negative impact on the lives of the patients and their families.
The shared bays before:
CRASH channeled the professional knowledge and products of Patron companies to completely transform the busy ground floor three-bedded bays into beautiful, spacious individual bedrooms all with private access onto an external terrace. This has created nine individual rooms which offer patients privacy in a beautiful, modern and dignified environment.
The new private bedrooms:
The total value of support given by CRASH Patron companies: Arcadis, British Gypsum, Dulux Trade, Geberit, and supporters, came to £30,253 which according to the hospice could pay for a nurse for a whole year. CRASH awarded a £30,000 cash grant bringing the total value of support to £60,253.
Alison Ward-Foster, Partnerships Manager at Ashgate Hospicecare said:
‘‘Our patients and their loved ones now have such a beautiful private space to spend precious time together. £30,253 is an incredible saving and could pay for a nurse for a year. We cannot thank CRASH and their Patron companies enough for all their help on the project.’’