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Help us Build a Hospice for Elgin County

When Every Moment Matters … A Campaign to Build a Hospice in Elgin County

Imagine at the end-of-life there is a place that offers peace, comfort, and joy to support you and your family.
A place where expert medical and personalized care is provided. It is here where all who enter are welcomed, and a friendly face can always be found.
Here, we celebrate life – your life – a life well-lived and well-loved, a life not defined by illness but how you choose to live.
It is about providing a better ending and creating space for more of life’s moments. This is Hospice.
Life’s Moments. Help us build a Hospice for Elgin County.

Why Elgin? The Missing Link in our Community

  • Elgin County is the only region in Southwestern Ontario without a Hospice
  • There are no dedicated palliative care beds at our Hospital
  • With an aging population, the pressure on the healthcare system and families continues to grow
  • 800+ people die in our community each year
  • Neighbouring Hospices have growing wait lists
  • Geography poses challenges in accessing care and creates transportation barriers for our seniors in rural settings
  • The largest growing vulnerable population is the ‘aging single senior’ who often lacks caregiver support (especially for those who’s spouse may have died first)
  • Caregiver burnout adds real complexities to the dying, their families, and community health services