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VON Durham

VON Durham Site Home and Community Services (VON Durham) provides Hospice Palliative Care Services and is home to the SMART, WIN, and SELECT programs. We provide emotional, social, and spiritual support to individuals and families facing life-limiting diagnoses, advanced illness, death, and bereavement.

Our staff and trained volunteers work in partnership with community health care professionals and other service providers in an effort to enhance the quality of client care. Our staff and volunteers are also available to provide anticipatory grief and bereavement support to family members and friends, as well as advance care planning support.

For more information on VON Durham, please go to vondurham.org

 

News

Oct 29, 2019
VON is pleased to hear of the Ontario Government’s recent call for feedback regarding an expanded role for registered nurses in the province’s healthcare system.
Oct 17, 2019
Last week, VON’s Adult Day Program (‘ADP’) site in Oxford suffered a damaging fire. Thankfully, no one was hurt and our thoughts are with the many residents who were displaced and the staff of Meadow Vista.
Oct 16, 2019
Woodstock, Ontario – VON Oxford Sakura House is celebrating its official 10th year anniversary on Thursday, September 5th with a celebration to mark the event with staff, volunteers, donors and community partners.
Oct 7, 2019
Residents of Truro, Cape Breton among four recipients of national awards
Mar 29, 2019
With the fastest-growing population of seniors in the country, Nova Scotia’s need for care and support is on the rise. VON is proud to address this demand with services that help clients remain in their own homes and communities, where they want to be.

Events

Grieving the death of a significant person in your life during the holiday season can be overwhelming. It can be an emotional time as you try to navigate your way through the expectations of family and friends.
  Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 VON Trivia Challenge November 8th, 2019! Register your team before October 19th for the Early Bird fee of $360. (After October 19th, regular team fees are $400)
  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our 2019 Hike for Hospice in support of VON Sakura House Our 17th annual Hike for Hospice will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9am-1 pm at Roth Park in Woodstock. 
This fun filled evening includes Dinner, 10 Rounds of Trivia, Raffles and Prizes.

Accreditation

Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that consults with experts to develop health care standards based on best practices. They accredit a wide range of health care and social services providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, clinics, and community health programs. Accreditation Canada has been helping providers improve health care quality and safety for more than 55 years.