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Hospice Simcoe marks decade providing end-of-life care

Facility in its annual appeal period and are at halfway point of their campaign goal

Over 2,100 people have spent their final days and weeks with us since opening our doors 10 years ago this week. Hospice Simcoe was founded in 1988 and opened our residential program in December of 2009. 

Last year, more than 800 people from across Simcoe County received support through our various programs, including 270 who received 24-hour nursing care at our 10-bed residence in Barrie.

“Over the past 10 years, I have been very fortunate to be a part of the Hospice Simcoe team and see how far we’ve come. We have grown from agency provided nursing to a  highly-skilled, compassionate clinical team. We have expanded from approximately 35 to over 200 dedicated volunteers. We have welcomed the addition of a Spiritual Care Coordinator and Facility Dog named Daisy to provide emotional and spiritual support," said Kelly Hubbard, Executive Director, Hospice Simcoe.

"We are proud to have been the first Hospice to receive HPCO Residential Accreditation and continue to strive to meet those standards. I continue to be amazed, humbled and grateful for the incredible dedication, compassion and generosity of our volunteers, staff and community supporters.”

We are grateful to the many members of our community that make donations to Hospice Simcoe each year, particularly during our November/December Annual Appeal. We are approaching the halfway point of our campaign goal for this year and appreciate your support.

This past year we have experienced an amazing year of accomplishments and expansion as we strive to meet the needs of the dying and bereaved in our community. We opened a second location at 130 Bell Farm Road, allowing our social worker and volunteer team to provide emotional, spiritual and psychosocial support to dying individuals and their families from the time of diagnosis through to bereavement.

All our programs and services - residential hospice, visiting hospice and bereavement support are provided at no cost.  But, naturally, serving more people requires more financial resources.  This year, our fundraising target is $1.3 million.  

We need your help!  Please donate today, to assist us in providing our programs and services to the dying and bereaved in Simcoe County.  Give us a call at 705 722-5995, mail your cheque to Hospice Simcoe, 336 Penetanguishene Road, Barrie, L4M 7C2 or donate online.

For the dying and the bereaved, Hospice Simcoe provides compassionate, expert care and services to ease the pain – before, during and after their journey.