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.
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 Trent Hills Common Palliative Referral Form and fax to 705-924-9916.
After-hours/weekend admissions must be pre-arranged with the Director, Clinical Services & Operations.
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.
The Director of Clinical Services & Operations (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, however, responsible for transportation costs to the hospice and for any prescriptions that are not covered by CCAC (e.g., some oral medications).
The Bridge Hospice provides onsite professional care 24 hours per day, 7 days per week through Saint Elizabeth.
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. Priority is given to residents of Northumberland County.
MAiD inquiries – please contact the Director, Clinical Services & Operations directly at (705) 924 – 9222.