Hospice Kingston and Providence Care have announced an exciting partnership that will bring residential hospice care to Kingston, improving access to end-of-life care for many of Providence Care’s patients and their families.
“Providence Care very much supports the development of a residential hospice which will complement the palliative and end of life care at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital,” said Cathy Szabo, CEO of Providence Care, “together with Hospice Kingston, we want to give individuals and their families more options for their end of life care.”
The first step towards the journey to a residential hospice is the launch of a capital campaign called THE TIME IS NOW. Well known community leader Peter Kingston was announced as Campaign Chair with former Kingston mayor John Gerretsen serving as Honorary Chair.
“I think in this community we know of the fabulous work of Providence Care in so many different ways including long term care and palliative care,” said John, “It is particularly appropriate for Providence Care and Hospice Kingston to work together to make hospice care a reality in Kingston.”
Residential hospices offer specialized care and personal support to patients who are seeking a comfortable home-like environment during their final stage of life. Hospice Kingston is currently working with partners to determine a location for the residential hospice.
“We have found it so easy over the years to work with Hospice Kingston,” added Cathy, “we share similar values, missions, and commitments to meeting the needs of people who are at the end of their lives and supporting their families as well.”
For more information about Hospice Kingston, visit www.hospicekingston.ca.
Pictured above: John Gerretsen, Cathy Szabo, Tom Epp, Natasha Girard, Peter Merkley, and Peter Kingston.