About St. Joseph's Hospice
Hospices are not just buildings – they are comprised of community-based volunteers who work together with established healthcare professionals to provide specialized care. Every community need and deserves a refuge of strength and understanding, a comforting home of outreach and a place that supplies an inclusive environment of care. There is NO charge for Hospice and its services.
Since 2005 St. Joseph’s Hospice has been serving Sarnia Lambton as a Resource Centre for terminally ill people who are facing their final end-of-life journey and we support their families and friends who are caring for or grieving the loss of a loved one. In 2009 St. Joseph’s Hospice responded to the community’s needs for residential care. We constructed and opened a beautiful 10 bed residence, having raised $6.3 million from a generous group of donors.
Since that time, thanks to the generosity of the Sarnia Lambton community, we have been able to sustain our care and services. The reality is that the Ministry of Health (MOH) fund only a portion of our costs, which it allocates strictly to nursing and personal support worker wages and yet even that funding does not fully cover all those expenses. It also funds some of the home visitor administration expense. However, the remaining costs associated with the upkeep and operation of the Residence and Resource Centre, our caregiver and bereavement programs, Day Hospice, as well as all other administrative expenses are borne solely by St. Joseph’s Hospice.