This six-bed centre will provide palliative care 24 hours a day, seven days a week at no cost to clients.

Building Committee

Stewart Richardson, Chair
Trish Baird
Leslie Benson
Sherry Gibson
Ian Lancaster
Cheryl McFarlane
Ross Quigley
Art Seymour

The Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

A new kind of comprehensive care at the end of life

The Hospice Care Centre will be a place where life is lived, and every moment is important. A place that is always open, and as close to home as it can possibly be. A place that is accessible and accommodating to residents, and as many friends and family members as they wish to welcome. A place that is beautiful, bright and airy, and most importantly, will offer compassionate care and comfort. This beautiful new facility is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019.

The new facility will be a two level building, containing both a main level focused on patient care and a lower level focused on outreach and education. The main level will include 6 Hospice Care suites, a family dining room, living room with a children’s play area, an education room and many more support rooms where a variety of services will be offered. There will be a spiritual room for all faiths and traditions, along with beautiful gardens, terraces and a quiet room for patients and their family to spend time in as well. Led by Community Care Northumberland (CCN), this home for the County’s Palliative Care Community Team, an interdisciplinary community outreach team, providing clinical and non-clinical care that provide supports to any person with a life limiting illness, their families and caregivers, and along with a volunteer Visiting Hospice program, will offer the following:

  • Palliative support
  • Caregiver support
  • Vigil support
  • Community education
  • Grief and bereavement support, including anticipatory grief
  • Disease management
  • Health system navigation
  • Inter professional consultation
  • After hours physician on-call
  • Palliative education, information and training
  • Grief and bereavement counselling

Ground Floor Concept
Conception for Layout
 

Honouring the journey campaign

From the very beginning, the Building Committee was told by those who have gone through this development process to get out and visit as many Hospices as possible, and to date we have been to eleven. The more we visit, the more we realize our goal must be achieved. Every time we visit one, we come home completely recharged and inspired by not only the great and necessary work that is being done, but also by the staff and volunteers, who are some of the most amazing people we have ever encountered. We must continue to work relentlessly until our Hospice is constructed and open.
– Stewart Richardson, Chair, Hospice Care Centre Building Committee