At our Annual General Meeting in Fall 2021, the Board shared its vision for Hospice Muskoka. The ultimate goal is to expand our palliative services to meet the changing needs of our community. Step one involved implementing a strong operating framework and incorporating digital platforms to ensure we are well positioned to manage future growth. Step two includes continuing to pursue funding from the Ministry of Health to open 5 palliative respite beds to address the needs of local residents and healthcare partners. Step three involves expanding community based services around palliative care supports to include Advanced Care Planning, Legacy work, Home visiting and support and developing a very robust Grief & Bereavement support service for all ages. We remain committed to building new partnerships and seeking creative solutions to overcome barriers, contributing to a system that ensures excellence in palliative and end-of-life care for the residents of Muskoka.
As we transition through these phases, our staff and volunteers remain committed to providing the highest quality care to honour the wishes of those who have received a life-limiting diagnosis and to provide support for their loved ones.
Over the course of 2022 we will continue to pursue our plans including updating our strategic plan and mission statement to ensure they are consistent with our current needs and long term vision.