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 Support Services
- PPS of 30% or less
- Estimated prognosis of 1 month or less
MAKING A REFERRAL
Referrals can be sent at anytime and reviewed 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.
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.
The Bridge Hospice does not charge for our services.
Patients/Families are responsible for transportation costs to the hospice, food-related costs and for any prescriptions that are not covered by government drug plans (e.g., some oral medications).
The Bridge Hospice provides onsite professional care 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
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.
Referrals are triaged and prioritized by the hospice.
Please note: we do not have an onsite pharmacy so the timing of an admission is coordinated around medication delivery through Home & Community Care Support Services.
Any questions or inquiries, please do not hesitate to call us at 705-924-9222