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

excellence

We are professionals and experts at palliative care bereavement support.

compassion

We are empathetic and understanding.

respect

We respect and honour the life of everyone.

collaboration

We work together to provide compassionate care and support.

integrity

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

Hospice Simcoe recognizes that we are situated on the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people. We acknowledge the enduring presence of First Nation, Métis and Inuit people on this land and are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect.

Miigwech / Thank you

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