Hospice Greater Saint John is the parent company of both Bobby’s Hospice and The Hospice Shoppe. Since our early beginnings in 1983, we have provided valuable palliative and grief support in our community and today we are recognized as pioneers in the establishment of two new social enterprises that has one business supporting the other while serving as a model for healthcare innovation in our region.
In November 2010, Hospice opened Bobby’s Hospice, Atlantic Canada’s first 10-bed community palliative care facility for people who need 24-hour, expert care in the final weeks and months of life. Our home adheres to the highest standards in healthcare, yet still remains a home away from home for patients and families on this end-of-life journey. It is our hope that we have created an environment in which comfort, compassion and excellent care prevail and that all who spend time at Bobby’s Hospice experience quality, compassionate care that celebrates life. Our home is named Bobby’s Hospice in honour of a 20-year volunteer, Catherine “Bobby” Lawson, who provided a significant donation to help us achieve our dreams of an in-patient residential hospice.
In July 2009, Hospice opened The Hospice Shoppe, an upscale second-hand boutique that sells donated clothing and household items with 100% of the proceeds funding care at Bobby’s Hospice.
Compassionate Care that Celebrates Life.
Quality hospice palliative care for all.
People – Hospice cares for people facing the most difficult time of their life.
Healing – Hospice supports people to heal emotionally and spiritually.
Hope – Hospice helps people find hope in the darkness.
Comfort – Hospice provides quality care to help people be comfortable.
Dignity – Hospice believes in preserving a person’s dignity and self-worth.
Meaning – Hospice helps people find a sense of peace, purpose and love.
Growth – Hospice supports people to live more deeply than ever before.
Hospice Greater Saint John is a registered healthcare charity – BN# 118963743 RR 0001. Our annual budget is $1.9M+. Government provides an annual grant of $766,500 and the remainder of the funding comes from our generous community. We all want to make a difference – to help friends in need. And, we’d like to know that something we have done has been important to the lives of others. Invest in the work of Hospice Greater Saint John. You will help people when they need it the most – many of whom may be your friends, neighbours and loved ones. For more information on donating to Hospice, click here.