Local company Franke Sissons donated the commercial kitchen equipment at Ashgate Hospicecare a number of years ago and through the company’s regular product pledges and cash support, continue to ensure the equipment specified is kept up to date and fully maintained. So when Ashgate Hospicecare needed new food delivery trolleys, the company did not hesitate to provide the perfect products.
In partnership with another local company, Chatsworth Signs of Lower Pilsley, which offered expertise in Perspex engineering, Franke Sissons, which has manufactured in stainless steel in Chesterfield for over 230 years, has designed and manufactured two bespoke stainless steel catering trolleys complete with Perspex viewing panels and designed to deliver meals to the wards at the hospice as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Lorraine Chambers, Estates and Facilities Manager for Ashgate Hospicecare explains, “Franke Sissons has regularly stepped up to support the hospice. These new trolleys will make life so much easier for our team delivering meals and beverages throughout the hospice.”
Ashgate Hospicecare, provides specialist palliative and end of life care to local people and their families across North Derbyshire and the High Peak and Dales. It is one of the largest hospices in the UK caring for more than 2,000 patients every year. It costs £6.8m each year to run Ashgate Hospicecare. It receives an NHS grant of £2.5m but has to raise a further £4.3m to ensure these vital services continue to be provided. Ashgate Hospicecare nurses provide care at the hospice, in peoples own homes and at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
Caption: Photo (right-left) Chef at Ashgate, Andrea; Estates and Facilities Manager, Lorraine Chambers; two Ashgate volunteers, Trevor Knowles, Draughtsmen; Franke Sissons, Simon Todd & Paul Gibbons; Chatsworth Signs.
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