Hospice Services has been providing hospice palliative care services to residents throughout Durham Region for over 60 years. These services include emotional, social, and spiritual support to individuals and families facing life-limiting diagnoses, advanced illness, death, and bereavement. These services can be delivered in a client’s home or at the local offices.
One of the pieces of the continuum of hospice care that was missing In Durham Region were hospice residence centres. In the summer of 2017, the provincial Ministry of Health gave approval for three hospice residences to be built In the Region – one in Port Perry, one in Clarington and one in Whitby.
In 2018, the volunteer groups in Clarington (Durham Hospice) and Whitby (VON Durham Region Community Corporation) formed a partnership and launched a capital campaign to build the two hospice residences in their communities.
This campaign will continue until the new hospice residences are built and operational.