Hospice Quinte is aware that the corona virus (COVID-19) is spreading and we want to ensure that the individuals we support, our volunteers, and our staff are at minimal risk.
Hospice Quinte will indefinitely postpone all of our bereavement support groups, Caregiver 101 Training, and Visiting Volunteer Training.
Our in-person Volunteer Visiting Program will also be discontinued until such time social-distancing is no longer recommended. Support for community palliative clients will continue by phone. Our goals are to protect the individuals we support, our volunteers, and our staff, and to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in our communities.
Hospice Quinte will continue monitor the situation. The organization will use information available from Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, the Ministry of Health, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the World Health Organization to guide decisions.
Until further notice, the Hospice Quinte office at the Bayview Mall will be closed to the public. Staff will be on-site at the office to take phone and email inquiries.
The following programs and services are being suspended until further notice:
- Bereavement Support Groups
- Caregiver 101 Training
- Visiting Volunteer Training
- In-person volunteer visits with clients
Support for current community visiting hospice clients and client intake will continue by phone.
Hospice Quinte’s 35th Anniversary Enchanted Garden Gala, originally scheduled for April 4, 2020, will be postponed until March 20, 2021.
Given the growing concerns around COVID-19 in our community we felt the most responsible decision was to postpone our annual gala for this year. We are looking forward to holding the event next March and hope that all sponsors, ticket holders, volunteers, and supporters understand our decision. All guests, sponsors, and others involved in the gala will be notified about the new date for the event and their options in the coming days.