Hospice Quinte is actively monitoring the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic, and we want to ensure that the individuals we support, our volunteers, and our staff are at minimal risk.
While our office remains closed to the public, staff continue to work to ensure vital programs and services remain uninterrupted. We understand that individuals facing a life-threatening illness, their caregivers, and the bereaved still need our companionship and support… now more than ever.
Our Visiting Hospice program has been temporarily suspended until physical distancing is no longer recommended. Hospice Quinte volunteers are still able to provide social and emotional support to patients by the telephone. Our volunteers are specially trained, and understand the importance of dignity, independence, confidentiality, beliefs, choices, faith and culture. Client in-take will be processed by telephone. To learn more or to register for our Visiting Hospice program, please click here.
Hospice Quinte will now be offering Peer Telephone Bereavement Support until social distancing is no longer required and our Grief Toolbox support groups can resume. To learn more or register for Peer Telephone Bereavement Support, please click here.
In order to provide as much support as we can at a safe distance, Hospice Quinte will also be offering Peer Telephone Caregiver Support until social distancing is no longer required. Caregivers can also receive additional support from Hospice Quinte by signing up to receive our new bi-monthly Cyber Caregiver Support emails, which contain helpful tips, information and direct caregivers to valuable resources. To learn more or register for Caregiver Support, please click here.
All of Hospice Quinte’s services continue to be provided free of charge.
Hospice Quinte will continue monitor the situation. We utilize 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 our decisions.