Maison McCulloch Hospice does not offer nor carry out assisted suicide or euthanasia, nor is it required to do so.
Community Residential Hospice
- Must reside or have family who reside in Sudbury Manitoulin catchment area;
- 19 years of age or older;
- Life expectancy of less than 3 months;
- Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) of 50% or less;
- Priority will be given to clients in the community who live alone and cannot manage at home;
- Must be a client of NECCAC; and
- Valid Ontario Health Card.
Exclusion criteria include individuals:
- Requesting Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID);
- Requiring more than 2 persons to transfer (i.e., bariatric clients, maximum 275 lbs);
- Requiring bipap;
- Requiring high-flow oxygen requirements; and
- Requiring isolation.
Pediatric Hospice Palliative Care Program
Admissions are contingent to bed and staff/equipment availability, and at the discretion of Maison McCulloch Hospice Management.
- Life expectancy of 3 months or less
- Between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age, with a cancer diagnosis
- Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) of 40% or less (to be used a guide)
- Client of the NECCAC or eligible for CCAC services
- Do Not Resuscitate Certificate (DNRC)
- Residents of Northeastern Ontario
- Valid Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
- Treatment plan is at discretion of the Most Responsible Physician (MRP) and may include active treatment (i.e. radiation, chemotherapy, …)
Exclusion criteria include children and youth:
- Under the age of 12 years;
- Requiring isolation;
- Requesting Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID).
- Clients requiring increased symptom management provoking hospitalizations, emergency room visits, physician visits, etc.;
- Life expectancy of 12 months or less as specified by family or most responsible physician (MRP);
- Life limiting illness and no longer able to attend outpatient Symptom Management Clinic at the Northeast Cancer Centre;
- 16 years of age or older; and
- Must reside or have family who reside in the City of Greater Sudbury.
Visiting Hospice Services (formerly Warmhearts)
- Life expectancy of 12 months or less;
- Must reside in Sudbury/Manitoulin geographic region;
- Client Services Coordinator must conduct a client assessment prior to initiation of services;
- Program admission based on volunteer availability in the client’s community;
- Volunteer visitors do not provide personal support services (i.e. meal preparation, personal hygiene, medication administration); and
- Visiting Hospice Services are offered on a voluntary basis as arranged between the client/family and Maison McCulloch Hospice.
*Questions regarding inclusion criteria and the scope of volunteer role can be directed to the Client Services Coordinator at 705-586-2273 ext 236