Home Hospice North Lanark (HHNL) is committed to serving our clients, a group which has been identified by Health Canada as being part of the population most vulnerable to COVID-19. To protect our clients, our volunteers and our community, HHNL has temporarily suspended all in person home visits. Our visiting volunteers will however continue to provide support to our clients and their caregivers by reaching out by telephone. Bereavement support for our existing HHNL clients/ families will be provided by phone support as needed. We will continue to reassess this approach as we monitor developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, including the latest guidelines and information from Health Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and our local Public Health Unit.
Please note that our Facebook messages are intended to keep the public up to date and that our Coordinator of Volunteers and Relief RN will continue to communicate privately as usual with all of our current HHNL clients/ families and visiting volunteers. Please don’t hesitate to reach out by telephone to our Coordinator of Volunteers by email at Allison@hhnl.ca or by phone at 613 406 7020 if you are alone, unwell or simply wish a friendly phone call. [Please do not contact us via Facebook]. Our Nurse Visiting Volunteer Coordinator and Relief RN remain available by telephone to help you find palliative resources or just for a friendly phone call. You are not alone.