The Need in Niagara
Niagara does not have enough hospice beds or community palliative care services to ensure people and families receive the care they need and deserve.
In fact, with just 10 hospice beds in St. Catharines, our region is far below provincial standards, especially given our large population of seniors.
Far too many people are having to make crisis trips to the ER or are spending their last hours and days in hospital beds or hallways, simply because there is not enough hospice beds and community palliative care to support them.
In life, we will all experience death, dying and grief — it will touch each and every one of us, multiple times.
Taking care of people until their last breath is a measure of our humanity as a compassionate society.
Working together, we can ensure this specialized care is available for our friends and neighbours, our family and our community, for generations to come.
The need is clear. And the time is NOW.