GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goal of HGT is to ensure that all residents of the Georgian Triangle have access to complete hospice palliative care in the most appropriate setting, irrespective of age, financial status, ethnicity, or religious beliefs by:
- Supporting the palliative client in collaboration with formal and informal support systems. These systems include but may not always be limited to: medical, social, psychological and spiritual sources and especially the family and the designated caregiver. When family is not available all will be done to ensure the client is supported through the trained pool of caring volunteers and palliative care professionals.
- Promoting hospice palliative care in the home, hospital or residential hospice.
- Providing hospice palliative care in a hospice palliative care home for those at the end of life when they can no longer be supported at home and do not require hospitalization.
- Subscribing, through membership, to the Standards of Palliative Care as established by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and maintaining accreditation through the HPCO.
- Keeping intact the principles of hospice palliative care: comfort and the freedom from pain, compassion, empathy, respect, dignity and choice so that a sometime difficult passage of life is made more manageable and meaningful.
- Ensuring that the confidentiality of all clients is protected in all programs provided.
- Providing the resources necessary to reach every family in need of supportive care or bereavement services and that no family or person in our community need bear the burden of illness, grief or loss alone.
ABOUT HOSPICE GEORGIAN TRIANGLE (HGT)
HGT provides 3 programs to the residents of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township and Town of the Blue Mountains:
Volunteer Visiting: Trained volunteers visit individuals, facing life threatening illness or at the end of life, in their homes to offer support in the activities of daily living, companionship, emotional support and respite for the caregiver.
Adult Bereavement: Skilled volunteer facilitators provide support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Group sessions and one-on-one support is available as required.
Campbell House Hospice: Our Palliative Care Residence.
Other useful information:
Since opening Campbell House on August 5, 2014 we have supported 137 clients, providing compassionate care to them and their families at end-of-life
- Since August 2, 2014 we have provided over 1,000 hours of support to palliative clients in community, supporting them, their families and their caregivers.
- Since August 5, 2014 we have provided over 300 hours of bereavement support to families, caregivers and friends of our palliative clients.
- We have approximately 150 volunteers who provide support at Campbell House, as visiting and bereavement volunteers, on our Boards of Directors and in the planning and producing of our Fundraising and Special Events
- HGT employs 28 full and part time staff including 11 Registered Nurses and 11 Personal Support Workers at Campbell House
- All of HGTs services are provided at no charge to individuals and their families/caregivers. HGT is dependent on fundraising and donations as only half of our annual operating budget is funded by the government (LHIN 12).
- HGT works collaboratively with other health care organizations especially CGMH and the Community Care Access Centre.
- Member of Hospice Association of Ontario, Palliative Care Association of
Ontario and the North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network.