Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc. is committed to providing compassionate, non-medical care by trained volunteers for families who choose end-of-life care and/or bereavement support.
- that the client/volunteer relationship is based on respect for the client and family’s culture,diversity and choices.
- in ensuring access to service in all areas of the Bruce Peninsula.
- that the hospice volunteer is a member of the interdisciplinary care team in meeting the needs of the client and family during illness and following death.
- in recruiting and helping volunteers to develop through training, ongoing education and support.
It is the policy of Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc. to be committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of the clients, volunteers, family members,caregivers and donors. The Board of Directors and Staff of Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc. recognize that maintaining a trusting relationship requires that we be accountable in how we treat this information and follow the principles set out by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Privacy Principles.
What is Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc.?
Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc. is a non-profit, charitable corporation, with volunteers in Lion’s Head, Sauble Beach, Tobermory, Wiarton and surrounding areas.
We are accredited by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario.
What does Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc. do?
Bruce Peninsula Hospice inc. is a community-based organization of trained volunteers. We provide support for individuals and their families who are coping with a progressive life limiting illness. We also provide bereavement support individually and through our support group sessions in the community. We work cooperatively with physicians, palliative care teams, clergy and all community health service providers.
Who is served by Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc.?
All adults or children diagnosed with illnesses such as cancer, AIDS,and palliative stage heart, lung or kidney disease. We also provide support services to our clients families and members of the community who are bereaved.
What does Hospice mean?
In the middle ages, a hospice was a resting place for travelers on a difficult journey. For the person facing a life-threatening illness, there is no journey more difficult. Today, Hospice is a manifestation of understanding, respect and compassion for those on this journey.
What do Hospice volunteers do?
We provide non-medical support such as:
- Companionship, listening, reading aloud.
- Simple comfort measures, back-rubs, position changes, transfers.
- Assistance with light housekeeping tasks.
- Bedside vigilance while family members rest.
- The opportunity for family care-givers to feel comfortable in taking some time away from home.
Who are the Hospice volunteers?
Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc. volunteers:
- are mature, caring members of our community.
- have been carefully screened and interviewed and have participated in an intensive training program.
- are sensitive to the needs of people facing life-threatening or terminal illness.
- will honour and respect dignity and privacy.
When do I contact Bruce Peninsula Hospice Inc?
Our support is available from the time of the initial diagnosis of the illness. Referrals to Hospice are accepted from:
- health professionals
- spiritual care providers
How can I become a Hospice volunteer?
We hold intensive training programs at regular intervals. Click here for more information on how you can join our team of dedicated volunteers.
Declaration of Partnership and Commitment to Action
“This Declaration of Partnership and Commitment to Action is the result of a collaborative effort from over 80 stakeholders from across Ontario who bring a wide range of insights and expertise to the table. We have achieved a common consensus on a vision for palliative care in Ontario. This work outlines the steps we need to take together to make that vision a reality.”