Our residential hospice is staffed with nurses and personal support workers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the average daily cost per bed of close to $600 is less than half the cost of a hospital bed in Ontario. We provide an invaluable service to our community, as efficiently as we can. Unfortunately, although the Province of Ontario fully supports the palliative care we provide, funding is only provided for nursing and personal support worker staffing. This means all other aspects of our operation such as patient meals, medical equipment and the comfort of our rooms are only possible through donation. Each year we rely heavily on our community to help cover these costs and make ends meet. It’s simply the reality of a health care system that’s stretched to its financial limits, regardless of which political party is in power.
Families of patients often ask what they can do to express their appreciation to our highly skilled team of professionals. Naturally, we hope you will tell them directly how wonderful they are! Beyond that, though, for families that have the financial means to voluntarily assist us, we gratefully accept donations to help ensure we can continue to provide end-of-life care at no cost.
Prefer not to donate online?
If you prefer not to donate online, you can visit Chapman House in Owen Sound, or contact us by email or phone. See the Contact page for details.