The residential hospice will include:
- 10 private client rooms with washrooms
- Four private family rooms with washrooms
- Indoor and outdoor public areas (lobby, sun-room, dining room, gardens, two decks)
- Commercial kitchen
- Non-denominational quiet room (chapel, meditation, etc.)
- Medical staff areas for doctors, nurses, personal care workers
- Client and family lounge
- Laundry and storage facilities
- Large, free parking area for visitors and staff
- Hospice SENB offices and boardroom
Who needs hospice
Palliative care patients in the last few weeks of their lives will be eligible for residency at the hospice. Referrals to the hospice will be through the Extra-Mural Programs of both the Horizon and Vitalité Health Networks in consultation with other medical professionals, including family physicians and palliative care specialists.
Hospice SENB’s sustainability strategy is based on four strong pillars:
1. Predictable government funding
On August 14, 2018, the Government of New Brunswick announced that it will invest in clinical support funding toward the creation of a 24-hour, 10-bed residential hospice in Southeast New Brunswick. Hospice SENB is now part of the government’s long-term palliative care strategy and is looking forward to associating with them to hone and develop this new partnership.
Specifically, the provincial government has budgeted $1,082,264 over two years to establish a clinical care team. This team will include an on-site nurse manager (RN) who will function as the director of clinical operations, as well as licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and personal support workers (PSWs) who will be supported by the Extra-Mural Program interdisciplinary team.
Because of the substantial savings incurred by government through focusing on residential hospice care, there is a clear incentive for government to continue funding this new hospice beyond year two and into the future.
2. Diversified revenue streams
Over the past 15 years, Hospice SENB has built a successful and diversified revenue stream with various initiatives that generate income of $175,000 per year. These include several fundraising events and a social retail enterprise, the very popular Hospice Shoppe. Hospice SENB will continue to expand its annual revenue by establishing a long-term strategy for growth in fundraising.
Hospice SENB is a volunteer-based, pro-active and sustainable charitable organization that is fully committed to ensuring – and taking responsibility for – the long-term financial viability of the organization, its facilities and services.
3. Large and dedicated volunteer base
Hospice SENB relies on a roster of more than 100 dedicated volunteers to deliver its various outreach programs, work in the Hospice Shoppe, organize fundraising activities, etc. Volunteers are the cornerstone of the organization.
4. Accountable management and administrative staff
Hospice SENB’s services and volunteers are supported by a professional staff who ensure proper management and administration of the organization, and its executive director is accountable to the volunteer board of directors.