The Kensington Foundation was set up in 1998 to raise funds for the establishment, operations and growth of Kensington Health organizations and our surrounding community. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we provide improved care and continue to grow to meet the needs of our residents and patients. In addition to the funding we provide to Kensington Health organizations, we build community programs and promote health and wellness in our community.
Spotlight On: The Kensington Hospice Campaign
We are currently engaged in a $5 million capital campaign to raise funds for the Kensington Hospice. The hospice’s focus will be on the quality of life, dignity and family wellness of people in the last phases of a life-limiting illness. The goals of the hospice include helping residents live each day to its fullest, as comfortably as possible, and helping families cope with grief and loss. The Kensington Hospice will serve our diverse community, and will take special care to respect the various practical, religious, spiritual and cultural needs associated with end-of-life care.
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Our vision for the Kensington Hospice grew out of a special partnership between Princess Margaret Hospital and the Kensington Health Centre. The Princess Margaret Hospital identified the expansion of its palliative care program as an essential community need and partnered with us to create the Kensington Hospice. Our conversion of an historic chapel in the heart of Toronto into a state-of-the-art hospice will become a global model for the provision of compassionate end-of-life care.
Kensington Health will work with Princess Margaret Hospital and a multi-disciplinary team to implement a patient-centred palliative care model to a residential hospice setting, ensuring excellence in care to patients and their families. The Kensington Hospice aims to be a centre for healthcare excellence, and an international centre for education and research in palliative care.
Our cost-effective palliative care model will be run at approximately one third of the cost of an acute-care hospital bed. This model will free up public money and space in hospitals while providing personalized care with a range of programs tailored to each individual’s needs.
For more information about the hospice, please visit the Kensington Hospice.