Our Vision

For over 30 years, Hospice Kingston has provided comfort, support and companionship to individuals and families living with a life-limiting illness or coping with grief and loss. Hospice Kingston will be enhancing its programs and services to include a seven-bed residential care program. 
 
With a homelike environment, people in their last few weeks of life will have many of the comforts of home combined with access to specialized care and benefit from a multi-disciplinary team approach. From music therapy to pet therapy, care will be holistic and both patient and family-centered.
 
Hospice Kingston and its partners are committed to enhancing healthcare in our community. Kingstonians deserve to have access to a full range of healthcare options – as is the case with other communities in Ontario – and this includes hospice care in a residential setting.
 
Kingston is known as a leader in healthcare with premiere facilities, specialists, services, leading- edge researchers and innovative healthcare delivery. Yet, the choice to live one’s last days in a residential hospice has been missing from the continuum of care in our community. 
 
A residential hospice will offer an essential choice to individuals for whom dying at home is not an option and alleviate the pressures on acute-care resources.
 
In providing respite to families, the residential hospice will encourage multi-generational activities such as cooking, dining, visiting, reading, music, child and youth engagement and daily living. 
 
Kingston is an innovator in healthcare, research and education. Hospice Kingston believes that innovative and collaborative thinking must be a key element in the continuum for the future. THE TIME IS NOW to explore various teaching opportunities with Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College for the residential hospice.
 
At a projected cost of $7.8 million, the residence hospice will require significant private sector, Foundation, Corporate and community support. The financial goal includes the building of the new structure, medical equipment and furnishings.
 
Hospice Kingston has partnered with Providence Care to build Kingston’s first residential hospice at the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul property at 1200 Princess Street. The Sisters of Providence and Providence Care’s vision is to create “Providence Village," with plans to co-locate healthcare, housing and other services in an inclusive community setting.
 
Living and dying well helps to create a healthy culture and a strong community for all of us.
 
THE TIME IS NOW to transform end-of-life care in our community.
 
Creating a Place of Compassion and Care.