The hospice sector is changing across Canada and the team from Hospice Georgian Triangle (HGT) isn't just embracing that change, they want to lead it. And they want you to know that it won't kill you to get involved.
"People know us as the compassionate team that cares for those near the end of their life in our Campbell House residence or in their own home. Our passion for helping these individuals and their families will never change," commented Hospice Georgian Triangle (HGT) Executive Director Kelly Borg. "But as we look toward a more integrated and efficient health care system we are wondering who else in our community we could be helping."
To better understand community needs around care and support for the sick (but not dying), HGT has launched a unique and bold website to engage the community around a simple question: would people who are not dying, call Hospice for help? A partnership with Saint Elizabeth Health Care, the project is centered around a short survey that can be found at the unique web site
The team from HGT knows this is a bold way to have a conversation with the community. Borg reflected, "We want to hear from our community - we know we are being provocative - but it is in order to start a conversation and encourage people of all ages and life stages to share their ideas. The more the community tells us the better we can design support services that will help."
The survey is open until March 31, 2017. Everyone in the Georgian Triangle community is invited to share their comments. Feedback will be used by HGT and Saint Elizabeth Health Care as they explore new service options.