Health Care Provider Information

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ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

In order to be eligible for admission, a patient must meet the following criteria:

  • Valid DNR in place
  • Identified POA or SDM named
  • Valid Ontario Health Card
  • Currently in receipt of Home & Community Care (CCAC) services
  • PPS of 30% or less
  • Estimated prognosis of 1 month or less

Priority is given to residents of and/or those with family residing in Northumberland County.

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MAKING A REFERRAL

Referrals are received during our normal office hours of Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. 

Referring providers must complete the The Bridge Hospice Referral Form and fax to 705-924-9916.

After-hours/weekend admissions must be pre-arranged with our Executive Director.

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BED AVAILABILITY

If a referred patient is deemed eligible for admission and a hospice bed is not available, the individual will be placed on a wait list.

Our Executive Director (or delegate) monitors and co-ordinates the wait list, triages and prioritizes access to hospice beds, and co-ordinates admissions.

If you would like to inquire about bed availability, please contact us directly at (705) 924 – 9222.

ASSOCIATED COSTS

The Bridge Hospice does not charge for our services.

Patients/Families are, however, responsible for transportation costs to the hospice and for any prescriptions that are not covered by Home & Community Care (e.g., some oral medications).

 

CARE PROVISION

The Bridge Hospice provides onsite professional care 24 hours per day, 7 days per week through SE Health.

Referring providers may choose to follow their own patients at our hospice, or we can assist in finding a local palliative physician or nurse practitioner to take on your patient’s care needs.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Referrals are triaged and prioritized by the hospice.  Priority is given to residents of Northumberland County.

MAiD inquiries – please contact our Executive Director at (705) 924 – 9222. 

 

137 Old Hastings Rd
Box 354
Warkworth, ON
K0K 3K0
705-924-9222
Funded in part by:
 

The Bridge Hospice
137 Old Hastings Road
Box 354
Warkworth, ON
K0K 3K0
705-924-9222