Beth Donovan Hospice provides compassionate support and professional care to individuals and their families as they journey through the challenges of life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life transitions. Whether in a home or hospital setting, the experienced staff and trained volunteers of Beth Donovan Hospice give of themselves to ensure that the families receive the assistance, support and guidance they need.

Founded through the compassion and vision of generous volunteers, Beth Donovan Hospice has been providing services to the community for over 20 years in the North Grenville - Merrickville area and more recently in the communities of South Ottawa.

BDH serves all members of the community who have any life limiting illness; a terminal diagnosis is not the exclusive criterion. Medical care is not offered by Beth Donovan Hospice; however, we do attempt to co-ordinate our services with those offered by other agencies so that clients receive the maximum benefits.

To speak to someone about how we may be of service, please call us at 613-258-9611.

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Referrals are accepted from: family members, clients, friends, clergy, physicians and other health care professionals and agencies, and, of course, self-referral. The patient/client must agree to involvement in the Hospice home-visiting program and be receptive to periodic visits by the Executive Director or Co-ordinator of Volunteers to assess ongoing needs and to monitor the program.

The word ‘Hospice’ comes from a Latin word which means “a resting place during a difficult journey”. The journey, in this case, is from life to death. Hospice is not a place. Through appropriate skilled care and the presence of a caring community sensitive to their needs, Hospice enables patients and families to live as fully as possible while preparing for death. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death, but regards death as a normal process. Hospice affirms life.



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1107 French Settlement Road,
Kemptville, ON, K0G1J0 

Phone: 613.258.9611
Fax: 613.258.9651
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