Honest conversations around what a good death really means. You’ll hear from both givers and receivers of end of life care and get a deeper understanding of what the experience is like from both ends of the spectrum.
Your host, Stephen Rumford, brings together patients and professionals to chat about their unique relationships, hospice life, and dying well. Each episode follows a different pair and another side of hospice life. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and keep up with us on our socials: @Ashgate_Hospice on Twitter, and @ashgatehospicecare on Instagram and Facebook.
The Life and Death Podcast is brought to you by Ashgate Hospicecare.
Arlene and Ellie
“I learnt to let go of that guilt for feeling okay”. Arlene and Ellie discuss their personal experiences of bereavement, grieving at Christmas time, and how singing has helped their mental health.
Stephen and Barbara-Anne
“There are some people that just get under my defences”. Stephen, senior physiotherapist at Ashgate Hospicecare, chats with the hospice’s Chief Executive Barbara-Anne. They discuss the person behind the title, their views of life and death, and how their perspectives have been shaped by working in the hospice sector.
Carl and Tom
"You've got the fuel with what you've been through to be able to do it". Tom, who has been a passionate fundraiser since his Dad died in 2018, chats with fundraising manager Carl about family, loss, and the incredible cycling challenge he completed during lockdown.
Liz and Sarah
“I think bereavement starts before somebody has died”. Sarah, whose partner Jackie died in 2017, and her bereavement counsellor Liz, chat about loss, coping with death, and how they have worked through Sarah's grief together.
Sarah and Lynette
“All my patients have an incurable illness but like Lynette they are very much about living”. Dr Sarah Parnacott and her patient Lynette, who is living with an incurable tumour, chat about their relationship, providing care for patients with complex needs, and the importance of a dignified death.
Stephen and Roy
"You're on this earth to live, and the dying side sorts itself out". Physiotherapist Stephen, and his patient Roy, chat about what it means to live and die well, and what Ashgate Hospicecare means to them both.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Wonderful to hear Roy’s wisdom and positive outlook on life and death
Stephen and Roy
This morning I watched the funeral of a dear friend being streamed. Tonight I was sent this podcast and it has helped calm my scrambled thoughts. It has rounded off my day with positivity. Thank you Steven and Roy.
Moving and inspiring
Great episode with Carl and Tom. Terrific insight into what makes someone be a fundraiser both professionally and voluntarily. Filled with obvious warmth and friendliness. Thanks.