Lisaard House / Innisfree House

Hospice Snapshot

Financial Snapshot

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Annual Community Report

Lisaard and Innisfree published its annual community report in 2016.

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Message from Chair

These words of Mohammad Ali capture the essence of Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice. At the hospices we continue to work hard to meet our goal of providing quality palliative care, and Making Moments Matter for the people of our community. Our mission is about helping adults to live pain and symptom free, to spend time with their family and friends, to make the very most of the time they have left, and when the time comes, to die with dignity in a place of their choosing. Many of the individuals working in the hospice palliative care sector, whether staff members or volunteers, come with a passionate commitment to palliative care. One such person is Connie Dwyer, who was employed as Executive Director until December 2016. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to acknowledge and thank Connie for her long-term commitment, contributions and dedication to providing palliative care. Connie’s passion was instrumental in encouraging the Board of Directors to explore the possibility of providing more beds in the Waterloo Region. Fifteen years after the creation of Lisaard House, a residential hospice in Cambridge, Innisfree House in Kitchener was opened to residents, and a partnership was formed with Conestoga College to advance the training and skills of the palliative team. With the guidance of our Executive Director, Kim Robinson, we are looking ahead to determine how best to respond to a growing need for end-of-life care in our community. Kim’s extensive experience in palliative care in both the hospital and community settings will enable us to work with other organizations across the WWLHIN sub-regions to collaborate, strategize and develop service delivery with a focus on leveraging effciencies and avoiding duplications, while increasing the number of residents accessing services. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank every supporter for each vital dollar donated this year. Your support continues to make adifference in the lives of residents and their families.
Thank you for helping us continue to Make Moments Matter.
Sheila Ainsworth, Chair
Message from the Board of Directors