Hospice Fredericton (Palliative Care Resource Network Inc.) is a federally registered non-profit organization providing residential care and support services to individuals and families coping with advanced illness, death and bereavement in the Central New Brunswick region.
Hospice By The Numbers:
- 2nd residential hospice in Atlantic Canada
- 570+ patients admitted since 2016
- 2,700+ family members supported
- 75 clients and their families are supported each year through our Community Services program
- 80+ have attended our Grief Support Group meetings
- 72+ clients have been referred to the J.T. Clark Family Adult Day Centre
- 150+ health professionals have attended our LEAP program, on training and approaches to care at end-of-life
- 100+ volunteers support our operations, and our patients and families
To learn more about our Board of Directors, our staff, and how you can join our team, please select from the About Us drop down menu.
Offering dignity, comfort and peace to end-of-life care patients and relief to their families.
Hospice Fredericton’s volunteers and staff work alongside community partners to provide care, comfort and support to individuals and families facing advanced illness, death and bereavement in the greater Fredericton & Oromocto areas.
Compassion – Dedication – Community Service – Cooperation
2001 – Our 1st Community Group formed, under the direction of Colleen O’Donnell, and Palnet was established
2004 – Charitable status obtained
2006-2008 – Community Needs assessment was completed and our Board of Directors was formed
2009 – We hired our 1st Program Coordinator, who launched the community based services, initial volunteer training and the first 15 Referrals were received
2010 – Community awareness of our services increased and our 2nd group of volunteers were trained
- Referral partnerships developed
- Community partners continued to grow
- Grief Support Group was launched
- Our services moved into long term care facilities as well
2011 – Our 3rd group of volunteers were trained and the number of referrals increased to 56
2012 – Community needs assessment was completed to determine need for a residential Hospice in Fredericton
- Services expanded to Oromocto
- Grief Support Group expanded to twice per year
- Increased referral sources
2013 – The Board of Directors decided to move forward with establishment of the residential Hospice after researching other residential models, the 2nd of its kind in Atlantic Canada!
2014-2016 – The former Rosary Hall was purchased and construction phase began
2015 – Funding was launched with a Capital Campaign, as well as the Hospice Boutique as the main source of revenues going forward
2016 – Our 1st team of staff was hired and Hospice House opened in April, followed by the J.T. Clark Family Adult Day Centre opened its doors 3 days/week
2018 – By 2018, we received 171 admissions and a Social Worker was added to the team to support the families
2019 – The J.T. Clark Family Adult Day Centre extended its offering to a 4th day