To Our Community,

It may not be ‘business as usual’ for Hospice Georgian Triangle and the HGT Foundation during this unprecedented time in history, but we want to assure our community that we continue to be here for you.

The team at HGT and HGTF are a feisty bunch, and we are adapting and learning to pivot quickly as new information is learned about the coronavirus every day.

The front line clinicians, cleaners and food service staff at Campbell House are an incredibly dedicated and talented group who are working together to ensure that the highest quality of palliative care continues to be delivered to our patients. All 10 beds are in operation now, and at the time of writing 7 beds are occupied. Necessary restrictions are currently in place for visitors to Campbell House and we are appreciative of the grace and understanding being shown by the families of our patients in this most difficult situation. Window visits, phone calls and digital communication continues to be encouraged as are cards and letters. Thank you to our health care partners at the LHIN and CGMH who have been working with HGT and Campbell House to ensure that we continue to receive referrals and that proper screening is completed prior to admission. It is wonderful to live in a community that works so well together.

Our community programs are being revamped to be delivered by phone and digital means – watch for information on these opportunities in the days to come for our clients, caregivers and bereavement groups. Our home visiting program has been retooled so that visits are via phone call by our staff and volunteers to keep in contact with our clients.

The HGTF staff are all working from home and both the HGT and HGTF Boards of Directors are in contact via Zoom meetings to ensure the business of running our organization continues.

The physical presence of our wonderful volunteer team is terribly missed, but it is important for everyone to stay home and stay safe. The love and support from our volunteers and our community continues to be felt through cards, emails and social media messages and the 7:30pm nightly “make some neighbourhood noise” campaign and we LOVE it! Please keep ‘em coming!!!

We continue to follow the direction of our public health authorities and will do everything we can to ensure the safety of our staff, patients, families and donors. We can all help flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the coronavirus by regularly washing our hands in soapy water for 20 seconds and please, STAY HOME if at all possible. Thank you for your continued support.

Be well,

Trish Rawn
Interim Executive Director
Hospice Georgian Triangle

Janet Fairbridge
Foundation Director
Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation