Hospice wants to hear stories of inspiration

Caroline Morgan with husband Dean and their two boys
Caroline Morgan with husband Dean and their two boys

Ashgate Hospicecare is asking those with personal experience of the work it does to send in inspirational stories about the way the hospice has helped them and their families.

September Stories hopes to give the public a better understanding of what the Chesterfield hospice does and the services it provides, as well as dispelling some myths about its work.

The stories will then be shared on its website and on social media in the build up to Hospice Care Week in October. Caroline Morgan, whose husband Dean died at Ashgate, said: “When we first went to the hospice I was very nervous, but it was an amazing place.

“It made the most difficult journey that anyone could possibly go through as bearable as it could be.

“Both before and after Dean died he, and we, were treated with the upmost respect.

“Without Ashgate, I cannot imagine what we would have gone through.”

Anyone who would like to share their inspirational stories, should e-mail jessica.power@ashgatehospice.nhs.uk or call the hospice direct on 01246 568801.