What is a residential hospice?

A residential hospice provides a ‘home away from home’ for those who are unable to or do not wish to remain at home with a life limiting illness that is usually at an advanced stage. The goal of hospice care is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort and dignity while allowing their loved ones a chance to spend quality time as family, not caregivers. The Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth will be more than just bricks and mortar but will also be a “Centre of Excellence” providing education, support and outreach services.

Where is the hospice located? 

The hospice is located at 80 Greenwood Drive, Stratford, Ontario behind Tri-County Mennonite Homes Greenwood Court site. Greenwood Court is in a residential neighbourhood near the Rotary Complex in Stratford offering accommodation for seniors ranging from independent living through long term care.

Still have questions?


If you would like to learn more about the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth, give us a call at

519.508.4900 or email Lucie Stuart, Fund Development Manager.

​What region does the hospice serve?

Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth serves all residents of Huron Perth and Area.


Why do we need a residential hospice in this area?

Currently, none of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance hospitals have a palliative care ward, but each provides palliative care in regular hospital beds. There are several community hospices outside our region, but our community deserves another choice for end-of-life care that is close to home.

Why should I give personally if the government is funding the Hospice?

Unlike hospitals, the Ministry of Health funds a portion of the costs to build and operate a hospice. Hospices must provide the remaining funds required to:

  • Provide staff, other than nursing care

  • Clean, light, heat and cool the facility

  • Feed the residents

Thus, the hospice is responsible for the bulk of the construction costs, as well as raising an additional $950,000 annually.


​How many volunteers do you need to help run the hospice?

We need approximately 150 – 200 volunteers to help run the hospice including various roles such as direct resident support, food prep, housekeeping, grounds keeping, maintenance, reception and complementary therapies, to name a few. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please feel free to contact Katie Jervis, Coordinator of Volunteers at katie@rotaryhospice.ca or at 519.508.4900 ext. 730.


Who do I make my cheque payable to?

Cheques can be made payable to the Stratford Perth Hospice Foundation and either mailed to or dropped off in person to Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth, 80 Greenwood Drive, Stratford, Ontario N5A 0J1.