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Hospice Peterborough offers the best possible support to individuals and families living with or affected by life-threatening illness and grief.

Guided by a philosophy of compassion, respect and autonomy, the organization’s team of specially trained staff and volunteers work together to care for the whole person, improve quality of life and enhance comfort. When individuals and families come to Hospice, they realize they are not alone.

Since 1988, Hospice Peterborough has created a safe, comfortable, home-like environment for clients, staff and volunteers. Hospice staff and volunteers actively listen and offer non-judgmental support and respect for personal choice regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ability, age, socio-economic or cultural background, or type and stage of life threatening illness or grief.

The organization’s programs and services are offered free of charge to residents of all ages living in the City and County of Peterborough. They include a home support program, day program, caregiver support group, grief programs, family support and wellness programming. Staff and volunteers also work with clients and their families to advocate for excellent hospice palliative care within the health and social service care systems and within the family unit.

Hospice Peterborough provides education and consultation support in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland and Peterborough Counties. The scope of Hospice is expanding to include a new 10 bed hospice care centre, offering another choice for end of life care in the community. This will complete Hospice’s transition to become a central hub for the delivery of hospice palliative care.

Hospice Peterborough is partially funded by the Ontario Government through the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). The organization also relies on local community generosity to fund services and programs. Hospice is committed to fundraising best practices to ensure the transparent and responsible management of all donated funds. Ongoing fundraising initiatives encourage the community’s philanthropic culture to support present and future hospice palliative care services within the region.