Care Beyond Our Walls

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Carpenter Hospice has been a vital part of the Burlington community for the last 17 years. Over 2,700 individuals have spent their final days in our care since we first opened our doors in 2002. Since opening, our programs have expanded to include community-based programs for people dealing with grief and/or a life-limiting illness.

Our Burlington community is growing and it is aging.  Palliative care is also changing – it is about supporting people right from the time of a life-limiting diagnosis through to their final days, and to supporting their loved ones.  However, we know serving 200 residents and their families each year in hospice is not nearly enough.  This is why we are creating a Centre of Excellence in Palliative Care for Burlington residents to ensure we provide our community the end-of-life care it needs offering the right care, at the right time, and in the right place.

Our “Care Beyond our Walls” expansion project to build this Centre of Excellence is underway.

Phase 1 is constructing the new Angelo and Darlene Paletta resident care wing with 11 state-of-the-art resident rooms which will enhance comfort, offer direct access to the outdoors, and provide families with more private spaces.

Phase 2 will redevelop our existing facilities to create the McKeil Family Palliative Outreach Centre of Excellence – a central “hub” for expanding our services out into the community to those who need palliative care services in their own homes.  This expansion project will quadruple our current reach by delivering palliative care beyond our walls to clients in their own homes – where they wish to spend their final days.

This is our vision for the Centre of Excellence in Palliative Care – to offer more people more options for their end-of-life care – whether it be in their own home or in hospice.  This is our vision for you – our friends, our neighbours, and our Burlington community.

“Care Beyond Our Walls” Campaign

This is an ambitious $7.5 million redevelopment and expansion project – $6 million capital + $1.5 million for outreach expansion – to be completed this year.  To date, we have raised $6.0 million, including a contribution from our own reserves.

Now we need you!   And our generous community to help us raise the remaining $1.5 million to make this new Centre of Excellence in Palliative Care a reality for our Burlington community.  Thanks to the generous $750,000 donation from the McKeil Family, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, doubling the value and doubling the impact to get us to our goal.

Thank you. We can’t do this without you!

To learn more about our Care Beyond our Walls campaign, please contact:

Pamela Massaro
Development & Community Engagement Manager

905-631-9994 ext.118