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DE Ford

Rachel Barker

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01904 520 977


DE Ford Insurance Brokers have been working in partnership with HQP since 2016, with many of our Hospice Partners receiving insurance cover through their services. Their knowledge of the Hospice sector and excellent customer service mean they are an established and experienced partner to provide huge benefit to our Hospice Partners. They continue to drive value and benefit through group procurement, a unique benefit, which means that HQP Partners receive a portion of the annual profit share.

  • Significant financial savings
  • Excellent customer service
  • Knowledge of the Hospice sector
  • Annual profit share payment
  • Pooling of risk information to benefit from the group experience


Key Benefit

Following an assessment of the market, due diligence and procurement process, HQP partnered with DE Ford to provide insurance services for our Partners. Their knowledge and understanding of the Hospice care sector was unrivalled and means that HQP can be confident that their Hospice Partners will receive the best service and cost savings.

  • The most competitive premiums & rewards available to HQP Partners
  • Distribution of profit based on group performance
  • Individual rebates for Hospice Partners with low claims
  • Pooling of risk information
  • Consistent protection dealing with the risk Hospice Partners face on a day to day basis
  • Highly recommended for customer service



D E Ford were introduced to St Helena Hospice through HQP but I have worked with them for many years before that with another hospice. They really understand the hospice sector and can put together insurance cover that is needed rather than a generic off the shelf solution. Their on-going support is first class and the turn round response time for queries is always rapid and provides effective and practical solutions.

Brian Bolt, Finance Director, St Helena Hospice

Our insurances are arranged by D E Ford Insurance Brokers. The service we receive is excellent; all members of staff are extremely knowledgeable and highly efficient, as well as being very helpful, polite and cheerful. Any queries are given immediate attention and quickly resolved. We also have the added support of their highly experienced Health & Safety and Risk Management Teams. A very professional service is provided by everyone.

Carol Wilkinson, Sue Ryder


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