Hospice Philosophy

What is Hospice Palliative Care?

As a specialized form of healthcare, hospice palliative care aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for those living with a life limiting illness, as well as their families. Hospice palliative care addresses the specific physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and practical issues, and their associated expectations, needs, hopes and fears on an individual basis.

At Hospice Simcoe, all staff and volunteers are committed to providing such care. The individuals and families we serve are at the centre of care. We are here to assist, educate, support and guide you and your family through your journey.

Our Purpose

We ease the pain by providing compassionate care and support to the dying and the bereaved in Simcoe County.

Our Promise

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

Our Principles


We are professionals and experts at palliative care bereavement support.


We are empathetic and understanding.


We respect and honour the life of everyone.


We work together to provide compassionate care and support.


We are honest, fair and reliable.

Commitment to Inclusivity

Hospice Simcoe staff and volunteers believe every person has the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, receipt of public assistance, record of offences, sex, or sexual orientation.

Protected Grounds; Ontario Human Rights Commission: www.ohrc.on.ca

Land Acknowledgements are formal statements meant to honour Anishnaabeg People as traditional stewarts of the land. Hospice Simcoe acknowledges that we are situated on the traditional lands of the Anishnaabeg People. The Anishnaabe People include Odawa, Ojibway and Boodewaadamii nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. Hospice Simcoe is dedicated to honouring Indigenous history and culture and committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nations, Métis and Inuit People.

Miigwech / Thank you

Visit: Land Acknowledgement Videos

Hospice Simcoe’s staff and volunteers are proud to have participated in Safer Spaces training during the fall of 2019. With the guidance and support from the Safer Spaces Team, we have updated policies, procedures and integrated an inclusive environment to all aspects of our hospice palliative care programs.

Safer Spaces’ services is an important resource to allow Hospice Simcoe to become an inclusive, accessible and non-judgemental organization for 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

To find out more about Safer Spaces, visit: SaferSpaces.ca