At some time, in some way, we must all face the end of life. Most of us share a common
hope—that when death comes to us or to a loved one, it will be peaceful and free of pain.
We hope to face death surrounded by a circle of support, feeling safe, comfortable and
cared for. This is the promise of Hospice Greater Saint John.
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Hospice Greater Saint John is a community non-proﬁt charity dedicated to comfort,
Our History care and hope in life’s ﬁnal journey. From our early beginnings in 1983, volunteers and staff have provided
Hospice Greater Saint compassionate support to dying people and grieving families—in home, hospital and nursing homes.
John began in 1983 as a
community, non-proﬁt Build the Dream
charity by Dr. Nancy Grant, a In the fall of 2005, Bobby Lawson, a Hospice volunteer for 20 years made a signiﬁcant donation and established the Hospice House Fund to enable us
Radiation Oncologist at the to purchase a home in the community and expand our programs and services. In May 2006, Hospice moved out of the hospital and established Atlantic
Saint John Regional Hospital Canada’s ﬁrst free-standing Hospice House.
(formerly the General Realize the Dream
Hospital). Bobby dreamed that Hospice would open a Residential Hospice to give dying people and their families a place to live out the remainder of their lives in
peace, comfort and dignity outside of the hospital. With the purchase of the Saint Joseph’s Convent from the Sisters of Charity in July 2007, Hospice has
“Medical needs encompass the perfect home away from home for people and families on this difﬁcult journey. Over the next two years, together we will raise $1 million dollars to
more than the needs of renovate and equip our 10-bed residential hospice and ready for operations in 2010.
the body. They include
psychological and spiritual
Bobby’s Hope House - A Special Home in Our Community
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Most of us including our friends and the members of our family, will ultimately face end of life
needs. In the last phase of life, issues. It is comforting to know we will be able to access the skilled and compassionate care
these other needs may even & support provided at Bobby’s Hope House, when we need it.
The Residential Hospice will be a home away from home – a place to live and die in peace
surpass bodily needs.”
and dignity surrounded by loved ones and cared for by a team of qualiﬁed professionals and
– Dr. Nancy Grant, volunteers. It will offer compassionate, quality care for people who can no longer be cared for
Radiation Oncologist at home, but do not require the expensive and highly medical/technical care delivered in an
acute care hospital.
Most people living with a life-threatening illness would prefer to live out their ﬁnal days at
home - most die in hospital. The breakdown often happens in the last weeks or months of life
In 1982, Dr. Grant looked for
programs to support her dying
when families are exhausted and cannot afford to hire 24-hour nursing care. Today, there are
over 400 people with a palliative illness who spend the last month(s) of life in an acute care September 22, 2007
patients and found none. She bed at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Half of these people who could have lived and died
in Residential Hospice.
took a year’s leave of absence
to establish Hospice. Our 10-bed Residential Hospice will have the capacity to care for approximately 150 patients Bobby’s Hope House
per year, patients who will otherwise occupy acute care hospital beds for the remaining
Two decades later, weeks or months of their lives. Being at the Residential Hospice will help our hospital free 385 Dufferin Row
Hospice continues to thrive up beds to be used to reduce wait times for joint replacements, cancer treatments, sight
restoration, and admissions from the emergency room.
Please use Chapel Street entrance
as an entirely community-
Our costs to renovate Bobby’s Hope House to meet building and ﬁre codes and ready for
In October 2002, Dr. Grant
operations is $1 million dollars. This includes the cost of installing an elevator, a sprinkler From 1:30pm - 3:00pm
system, ﬁre doors, purchasing beds and equipment, hiring nurses, etc
was given the Order of New We all want to make a difference - to help friends in need. And, we’d like to know that Cake & Punch
Brunswick for establishing something we have done has been important to the lives of others. Invest in the work of
Hospice Greater Saint John. Hospice Greater Saint John. You will help people when they need it the most – many of whom
to be served
may be your friends, neighbours and loved ones. For more information on how you can make
She continues to actively work
to enhance Hospice services
a difference with your generous donation, vist www.hospicesj.ca or call 506-632-5593. Your Help “Realize
in our community and is
generous gift will help create a legacy of compassionate end-of life care in our community
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– our plan for the future.
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Congratulations! Blessing on all
who enter Bobby’s
We hold you in prayer.
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90 King Street
Saint John, NB
E2L 1G4, 657-2500
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