Admission Criteria


Maison McCulloch Hospice does not offer nor carry out assisted suicide or euthanasia, nor is it required to do so.

Community Residential Hospice

Inclusion criteria:

  • 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 North-East Home Community Care Support Services; 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

Eligibility Criteria

Admissions are contingent to bed and staff/equipment availability, and at the discretion of Maison McCulloch Hospice Management.


Inclusion criteria:

  • 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).



Shared-Care Team

Inclusion criteria:

  • 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)

Inclusion criteria:

  • 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 705-674-9252 ext 236