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Everyone deserves high quality care, compassion and dignity throughout their illness and at the end of life. 

This means having access to care, where and when it is needed most, in a way that supports a person’s choice to stay at home for as long as possible while living with a terminal illness, and then to die with comfort and meaning in a supportive environment.

Hospice Niagara has embarked on an ambitious plan to add 20 new hospice beds and two new Hospice Palliative Care Centres of Excellence in Niagara — in addition to the existing 10 beds located in St. Catharines.

These additional hospice beds, and increased community hospice palliative care, will bring care closer to home for people across the entire region.

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Increasing capacity in hospice palliative care throughout our region ensures every person receives the high quality of care they expect and deserve for generations to come."
-Carol Nagy, Hospice Niagara Executive Director

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.

The Need in Niagara
A Better Solution for Niagara

A Better Solution for Niagara

This is a unique and exciting opportunity that will benefit our entire region. 

The two Hospice Palliative Care Centres will be operated by Hospice Niagara and co-located alongside two long-term care facilities — Foyer Richelieu, a bilingual long-term care home in Welland, and Gilmore Lodge, a long-term care home in Fort Erie.

Co-locating with long-term care will help to: 

  • Expand hospice care across the region;
  • Create a campus of care in one location;
  • Improve care experiences;
  • Decrease capital build and infrastructure costs.

How to get involved

Get involved in providing exceptional and compassionate hospice palliative care in Niagara.
For more information, please contact Alicia Merry, Director of Marketing, Communications and Fund Development at 905-984-8766 x230 or campaign@hospiceniagara.ca

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