We strive to offer the most cost effective solution by working with a select group of insurers, who have many years of experience dealing with hospices, whilst maintaining a high level of cover ensuring our clients have comfort of appropriate insurance protection to meet their needs.

We offer bespoke hospice products and we constantly review the products within the market and update these to provide comprehensive protection to hospices, understanding that hospices continuously innovate in their activities both in terms of the care provided but also from a fundraising perspective.

Service is delivered by a dedicated team of hospice insurance specialists who are ready to help and respond quickly to queries and claims should they happen.

We have a proactive approach to dealing with risks that could affect specific clients or the hospice sector as a whole and you can be confident that we will do the upmost for you and your individual hospice needs.

To have a chat to one of our hospice insurance specialists, please give us a call or get in touch using the form below.


D E Ford is working in partnership with HQP (Hospice Quality Partnership) to deliver significant benefits to hospices. If you are a member of HQP your hospice could qualify for our exclusive insurance and risk management offering.

Some benefits included in the HQP Partnership:

Cover – Consistent protection dealing with the risks hospices face on a day to day basis.

Cost – Rewarding positive performance by reducing premiums over time.

Sharing Success – Distribution of profit based on group performance plus individual rebates for hospices with low claims.

Managing Risks – Access to online health and risk management information aimed at enhancing existing safety systems.

Learning form Others – Pooling of risk information so that all participants benefit from the group experience.

For further information regarding the HQP partnership contact Stewart Archdale from our HQP team.

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Covid-19 Notification

We are following guidance and trying to ensure that our staff can work from home where possible. If you wish to make contact, please continue to use the direct telephone or email details for your usual contact(s).

If you are making a general enquiry or do not know your service contact(s) please call 01904 784141or send an email to info@deford.co.uk

xCenta Risk Management Portal

Our team of Risk Managers have been busy developing and building a new Microsite portal. Our aim is to update the service to ensure our risk management clients continue to have access to lots of useful risk assessment guidance, case studies, forms and templates.

To access the Resource Portal, please Click Here to log on to our xCenta system.

If you have any questions or are unsure of your Username or Password, please speak directly to our xCenta Support Team on 01777 861829.

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