February 6, 2019 – HOSPICE SIMCOE REACHES ANOTHER MILESTONE
In December of 2009, our ten bed residential facility welcomed our first resident. We begin 2019 with another milestone. Last week, our 2000th resident spent their final days of life in the care and comfort of Hospice Simcoe.
“The staff and volunteers at Hospice Simcoe are very proud that we have cared for 2000 people as they journeyed through the end of their life, and at the same time, supported our resident’s family members. We have shared love, laughter and tears with those in our care.” Kelly Hubbard, Executive Director.
Our clinical team, is comprised of RN, RPNs and PSWs. In addition to the high quality 24 hour palliative care they provide, they go the extra mile to help celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other milestone events. We have even hosted a few weddings at our residence.
Thanks to a very generous community, all of our programs and services are provided at no cost to our residents, community clients and their families. We fundraise $1.2 million each year to assist with daily expenses for our residential, bereavement and in home Visiting Hospice programs and services; volunteer and staff training, utilities, food, furniture, equipment, building and ground maintenance, administration etc.
Last year, Hospice Simcoe celebrated a milestone – 30 years of caring in our community. Our in-home Visiting Hospice program and our bereavement program have been supporting people in Simcoe County since 1988.
Hospice Simcoe was the first Hospice in Ontario to receive the double cohort accreditation from Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (in 2017).
For more information on our 10 private bedroom residence, programs and services and how you can help support us, please visit www.hospicesimcoe.ca or call us at 705 722-5995.
Kelly Hubbard, Executive Director
705-722-5995 | Kelly@hospicesimcoe.ca
336 Penetanguishene Rd. Barrie, ON L4M 7C2