At this time of year, enjoying the holidays can feel difficult if you are grieving. You may even feel guilty for being joyful (even if it is fleeting) because joy and grief are often treated as opposite emotions that should not meet. After someone has died, it is important to be able to acknowledge pain and sadness during special occasions – to be able to integrate honouring the person into a time you may have typically enjoyed and looked forward to.
Hospice Peterborough is pleased to announce that Dr. John Beamish has accepted the position of Medical Director for the new Hospice Residence being constructed at 325 London Street in Peterborough. The 10-bed Residence will provide around-the-clock, active, end-of-life care, in a supportive environment for Hospice clients and family members – a first for our community. The Residence will be a place where the focus is on compassionate care not cure, and where it will be fine to slow the clock, breathe fresh air through the windows and perhaps hear the birds one last time.
In 1988 Dr. Beamish was one of the founding members of Hospice Peterborough and has been a continuous presence with the organization since that time, offering support to staff and volunteers, and most lately as a member of our Every Moment Matters Campaign Cabinet. In his role as Medical Director, Dr. Beamish will provide medical insight and leadership to both the Hospice Residence and the Peterborough Palliative Care Community Team.
“For those working in the front lines of palliative care, the opening of this new building is the realization of a long held dream of Hospice Peterborough becoming a central hub for the delivery of hospice palliative care,” said Dr. Beamish. “I am excited to work with the team seeking to transform the dream into a vital, vibrant part of our caring community.”
Please join Hospice Peterborough in welcoming Dr. Beamish into this new role – which will enable the organization to strengthen local communities by offering another choice for end of life care alongside its long-standing home support program, day program, grief programs, caregiver, family and wellness support programming.
There is a lot going on the site of the new Hospice Peterborough Care Centre! Check out the construction blog below to see some awesome drone footage posted by Mortlock Construction! Continue reading Care Centre Construction Footage!
Today Peterborough County Council presented Hospice Peterborough with a cheque for $175,000 to complete their generous pledge of $350,000 to the Every Moment Matters Campaign and the new Hospice Peterborough Care Centre. Continue reading Peterborough County Council Completes Pledge to Hospice Peterborough
Hospice Peterborough is seeking dynamic individuals for three full-time positions: Continue reading Job Postings
Are you interested in supporting hospice palliative care in our community? Please consider applying for a position on the Hospice Peterborough Board of Directors.
The Hospice Peterborough Board of Directors invites residents from the City and County of Peterborough to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term, starting June 2018. Continue reading Now Recruiting Volunteer Board Members
We will be offering an additional introductory volunteer orientation session in the evening on Tuesday, March 13th! This session will provide the community with an opportunity to learn more about volunteering with Hospice Peterborough. Continue reading Additional Palliative Care Volunteer Orientation Session