The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Opens First Satellite Location
The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc. is excited to announce the first satellite hospice location in Canada has opened. The new ten-bed Hospice Residential Home is located on the shores of Erie and will provide an oasis of peace for patients and families who reside in the county.
Since 1979, the Hospice has tried to respond to the needs of the community, no matter how large or small. The satellite Hospice has been built with the same philosophy in mind. Prior to the Erie Shores campus opening, more than forty percent of patients who stayed in the Residential Home at the Windsor campus were residents of the county. Each day, family and friends made long journeys into the city to visit patients – something that will now ease that burden with the new home located near Leamington District Memorial Hospital, keeping families and communities together.
“It is amazing how this satellite location has become a reality. When we were first approached by Essex County to build another Residential Home, we knew it would not be an exact replica of the Windsor model. We are so very excited to have created a home that reflects the needs, cultures and diverse community of Erie Shores,” says Carol Derbyshire, Executive Director of the Hospice.
The satellite Hospice Residential Home features individual patient suites, including a patient bed, pull-out double couch, fireplace, television, large private washroom, bar fridge and a private outdoor patio. The primary goal in designing a residential home is to recreate a homelike environment, allowing patients to bring in personal mementos, share memories with their family members, and join the Hospice family, which includes volunteers who provide respite services and fresh home cooked meals each day.
Now with two fully-operating Residential Homes, the Hospice continues to provide supportive services throughout Essex County with at-home care by palliative physicians, nurse educators, social workers, spiritual care providers and volunteers.
For questions about the Erie Shores Campus satellite location, please contact:
To make a donation towards the capital campaign for this project, please contact:
P. 519.326.2373 Ext. 4143