Dear Community Members,

During these unprecedented times, it is more important now then ever, for you to know that the programs and support provided by the North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network (NSMHPCN) and Hospice Orillia are still available.

The health and wellbeing of our clients, their loved ones, our volunteers and staff is our number one priority.  We are closely monitoring the current COVID-19 pandemic, and while there have been many changes to our programs, we are continuously working on expanding and improving the support available utilizing various means to provide services virtually.

Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers have gone above and beyond to ensure that those in need continue to be able to receive support.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our bereavement support line. The support line will be available to the community starting the week of April 6th – 10th during the hours of 8:00am – 8:00pm, 7 days a week.  For those in need of Hospice Orillia services, this support line will enable you to speak 1 on 1 with a member of our team.  After-hours messages will be responded to within the next business day, in the order in which they were received.

If you would like to discuss how we could support you or your loved ones, please call our support line at (705) 325-7871 beginning the week of April 6th-10th.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created feelings of isolation, fear and grief to name a few; please know that you are not alone.  By phone, email or video chat, we are here for you and together we will get through this.

For after-hours clinical requirements, you can call our 24/7 on-call Nursing support line.  Stay tuned to our website for the toll-free number, which will be launched the week of April 13th.

Please stay safe and healthy!

Yours in health,

Whitney Vowels

Director of Operations and Communications

North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network

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Thank you!!

 

Hospice Orillia has been awarded the Visiting Hospice level of accreditation through HPCO.

On behalf of our clients and their loved ones thank you for your support!

To read the letter of appreciation from Whitney Vowels, Director of Operations and Communications please click here.

Hospice Orillia offers practical, emotional, and spiritual support to those in our community coping with advanced illness, death, and bereavement.

Our volunteers and staff serve clients and their loved ones of all ages and backgrounds with compassion and respect, while honouring their choices and supporting them throughout their life journey.

We believe that death is a part of life, a rite of passage. There is much that can be done to help individuals and their families face this time with dignity and quality in their lives. Each person is unique and his or her distinctness will be respected within an atmosphere of confidentiality.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Outreach

Bringing the community together to create a safe and supportive network of resources for families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers ensure that no family or person in our community bears the burden of illness, loss or grief alone.  For more information on joining our team of volunteers please click on the photo above.

Complementary Therapies

Our Complementary Therapy program, aims to promote well-being, relaxation, and comfort for clients in our community living with life-limiting illness.

Bereavement Services

As you work to find new meaning in a world without the physical presence of your loved one, our bereavement services offer you assistance and support.

Mission

Hospice Orillia offers practical, emotional and spiritual support to those in our community coping with advanced illness, death and bereavement. Our volunteers and staff serve clients and their loved ones of all ages and backgrounds with compassion and respect, while honouring their choices and supporting them through their life journey.

Vision

Hospice Orillia will be recognized as a leader in both providing and advocating for Hospice Palliative Care services within our community. We will enhance the awareness and understanding of the need for these services through education, collaboration and community involvement.

Inclusion

Hospice Orillia is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of discrimination.  All individuals are treated with respect and dignity, and have equal opportunities. Our programs, services and opportunities will be accessible regardless 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. We always provide a positive space to our clients, volunteers, and staff, no matter what.

Hospice Orillia has turned 30 years old!!!

On November 1st Hospice Orillia hosted an open house in celebration of our 30th anniversary. Guests were treated to cake, coffee, tea and punch all along with some good ol’ reminiscing about days gone by. Along with the reminiscing we were treated to hearing from one of our wonderful supporters Michael in addition to MP Bruce Stanton and Mayor Steve Clarke. Both Mr. Stanton and Mr. Clarke presented Whitney Vowels, Director of Operations and Communications with certificates of congratulations to mark the 30th anniversary (pictured below).
If you have a feel good story you would like to share with us please email amanda@hospiceorillia.ca, we would love to hear from you!!