The Bridge Hospice, the first residential hospice in Northumberland County, is a registered charity created by people who believe that individuals at the end of life’s journey should have a choice about where to spend their final days.
While most people who have a life limiting illness may want to remain in their home, the last few weeks of life can be extremely difficult for everyone. A residential hospice is designed to meet the needs of both the resident and family during that time. It is a place where professionals and volunteers are committed to providing compassionate end-of-life care.
Over the past seven years, the board and volunteers of The Bridge Hospice raised the funds necessary to build our home. We purchased one acre of land in Warkworth, Ontario, and started building in the spring of 2011. We officially opened in November, 2012, and will begin taking residents in June, 2013. Care in the hospice is free of charge and provides support for the family as well as the resident. We have no government funding and rely on the generosity of our community.
The provision of a residential hospice in Northumberland County to address the needs of the terminally ill where compassionate end-of-life care is provided by a team of professionals and volunteers.
To create a residential hospice and to develop a care network of professionals and volunteers.
The realization in Northumberland County of a residential hospice created, developed and operated by volunteers and an interdisciplinary team of professionals whose passion is to provide the highest standard of palliative care that is sensitive to the personal needs of both the resident and his or her family.
Our Hospice will be a quiet, friendly place where people at the end of life can spend their last few weeks – combining the comfort of a warm home-like environment with excellent medical care. Our hospice will be staffed by people who are knowledgeable about death and dying and are comfortable talking about what is important to you and your family – people who are willing to laugh or cry with you.