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The Margaret Bahen Hospice will be guided by a philosophy of care focusing on the physical, psycho-social, practical and spiritual needs of people living with a life-limiting illness and those caring for them. Hospice palliative care is aimed at the relief of suffering and improving the quality of life for persons who are living with, or dying from, advanced illness or are bereaved.

The Margaret Bahen Hospice will provide the highest quality hospice palliative care to residents and their loved ones. We consider it a privilege to support Clients in their end of life journey, and as such, we will:

  • Regard dying as part of living, focusing on enhancing the quality of remaining life by providing holistic support that meets the needs and wishes of our Residents
  • Understand that supporting our Residents includes providing support to their caregivers – loved ones, staff, and volunteers; and this commitment to them extends beyond death
  • Value Residents as the experts of their own lives and empower them to choose how they are going to live and how they are going to die, honouring their individualism through our service practices
  • Respect that our Residents are important members of the Community and recognize that it takes the sum of the Community to support hospice palliative care and each Resident in their end of life journey.