A New Era For End-of-Life Care
Hospice Kingston’s residential hospice will be family-friendly and welcoming to everyone, reflecting a culture of inclusiveness, respect and dignity.
Hospice Kingston’s residential hospice will be fully accessible to accommodate the widest possible range of abilities.
Kingston’s first residential hospice will be home-like and non-institutional in character while enabling the highest degree of safety, security and functionality for everyone.
Spaces will allow for privacy and intimacy while also supporting family and group activities, spiritual and faith-based activities and quiet reflection.
The residential hospice will serve to heighten Hospice Kingston’s visibility within the community; at the same time, the residential hospice design will be respectful and reflective of the local heritage, context, materiality and surroundings.
The residential hospice design will enable activities such as sharing, story telling, reminiscing, singing and special celebrations that promote life meaning, end-of-life quality and personal legacy.
Quality of life will be promoted through recognition of the needs of the community as well as family and individual faith, culture and traditions.
Hospice Kingston will inspire trust and confidence in the quality of its programs and services through its support of patients, families, staff and volunteers as well through collaboration and partnerships with external organizations and the local Kingston community.
In providing respite to families, the residential hospice will enable multi-generational family participation in activities such as cooking, dining, visiting, reading, music, child and youth engagement and through activities of daily living such as overnight accommodation.
The residential hospice will be supportive of staff and volunteers through the provision of functional, flexible on-stage space, quiet and private off-stage space, and with views to the outdoors.
The building design will be timeless and enduring, enabling personal choice through flexibility, controllability and variety.
The building design will incorporate daylight and views as well as natural and sustainable materials as much as possible.
The residential hospice design will address sensory needs through consideration of light, temperature, acoustics, odour, taste,texture and colour.
The scale and layout of the residential hospice will contribute to a sense of spaciousness and openness while also enabling privacy and intimacy.
As a teaching residential hospice, the building will be designed to accommodate a variety of educational and teaching activities.
THE TIME IS NOW, Learn More
This is a remarkable time for Hospice Kingston. For over 30 years we have provided comfort, support and companionship to individuals and families living with a life-limiting illness or coping with grief and loss. We are proud of our past and determined about our future. We are realizing our long-term goal to establish Kingston’s first residential hospice.
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