Feel better in the comfort of your own home. We provide comfort and hope in a caring manner to individuals and their families facing an end of life illness. Whatever your needs may be our volunteers will work to provide caring support you can trust.
We understand that not one approach fits all. Know we're here to hold a hand, listen to a lifetime of stories, talk about fears and concerns, touch a heart and perhaps change a life. Our volunteers will take the time to get to know you and your family and hopefully make a difference.
Companionship is key to a trusted relationship. We not only strive to help comfort you but want to develop a caring relationship with you. We provide one-on-one attention and care by trained volunteers wanting to touch a life in a meaningful way.
At Hospice, we understand how difficult and frightening the journey of dying and grieving can be. We're here to help by offering practical services such as drives for appointments or enjoyment. Delivery and pick up of linens and medications. Help arrange equipment loans such as walkers, wheel chairs and hospital beds. Play a game, bake a cake, share a laugh, hold a hand and much more.
When someone you love passes, you grieve, you hurt, you experience, you need. After the death of your loved one, a trained Hospice volunteer will call you once per month for 13 months to see how you are and offer support. We offer information on what to do next and grief support counselling.
Our experienced and trained volunteers provide meaningful comfort and care to both patients and their families. We offer brief respite care, companionship and a listening ear. Our goal is to help individuals and their loved ones during a difficult time by making each day as comfortable as possible.
“I look at them as friends. We can drive to Moncton and back for treatment and just laugh the whole way. It's a good day out even if we are going to the hospital again, and I look forward to it."
"I feel that if I can help a little, if I can go sit with say a man who is dying so his wife can go for a walk around the block, then I'm helping somebody. And if they want to sit and cry, I can sit and hold them."
"Hospice Sussex meant so much to my mother and our family. Mum's Hospice volunteers, whom she referred to as family, provided so many services. Whether it was for a chat, a drive or even some musical entertainment Mum always looked forward to their visits. There was always a volunteer available whenever we needed. We will always be forever grateful for the volunteers of Hospice Sussex for the friendship and compassion to our mother and our family."
Give us a call anytime or fill out the form above and we’ll contact you.
Feel free to fax any forms to 506-432-3250
20 Kennedy Drive, PO Box 4595, Sussex, New Brunswick, E4E 5L8
Hospice of Sussex was founded under the umbrella of Hospice of Saint John in 2003 by Walter & Jeanette Cosman and Ken & Renelle Baker. These individuals took the initiative to train as palliative care and grief counselling volunteers for patients and their families facing an end of life illness. In 2006 Hospice of Sussex became independent and formed it's own Board of Directors with an Executive Director. It's mission is to ease suffering and enhance the quality of living, dying and bereavement through compassionate support and quality services. It currently serves Sussex and the surrounding rural areas.
Hospice is a free service and requires no referral. Contact your physician, Extra Mural Hospital staff or Hospice directly for further information.
Hospice appreciates it's volunteers for the caring and compassionate people they are. If you're interested in becoming a part of our team and touching a life in a meaningful way contact our Executive Director, Peggy McCrea, at 432-5001.
As a community charity, Hospice of Sussex receives no government funding. We depend on our yearly fundraising events, Harvest Dance & Silent Auction in October and Angels Remembered at Christmas, for financial support. For information regarding these events please check our Facebook page. In addition, we rely heavily on our community and caring people to provide donations needed to cover costs associated with training, continuing education and office support. These gifts help us touch a life when it's needed most.