The name Derian comes from a combination of the names of brothers Derek and Ian Haydock.
The Haydock family helped found the hospice after struggling to access services for Derek, who lived with a life-limiting condition.
The legacy of the Haydock family and their vision lives on in the name of the hospice.
Margaret Vinten was a pivotal role in moving Ian and Derek’s dream forward and found the perfect location in Astley Village.
As well as helping to design the hospice, she also oversaw the building work. She was the driving force behind the fundraising campaign to raise money for the project and recruiting supporters throughout the region.
The completed hospice was opened by the Duchess of Norfolk, Lavinia Fitzalan-Howard on October 11th 1993.