Hospice Palliative Care

The Hospice Palliative Care Program is facilitated by Wilson Memorial General Hospital site and Hospice Northwest, Thunder Bay and provides compassionate support in homes, hospitals and chronic care facilities in Marathon, Biigtgong Nishnaabeg First Nation and Pic Mobert First Nation by trained palliative care volunteers. 

One of the main goals of the program is to assist individuals living with life limiting or chronic illness to experience a sense of connectedness, community and support through companionship.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • End of Life supports
  • Recreational visits
  • Respite for families
  • Providing social, psychological, cultural, emotional and spiritual and practical supports

Services are offered in home, hospital and chronic care


If you or someone you know is interested in the WMGH Hospice Palliative Care Program, please contact the district coordinator at (807) 229-1740 ext 278

A referral to the program can be made by anyone, as long as the client is in agreement.


 Become a Volunteer

 Volunteers are at the heart of the Palliative Care Team.  All volunteers receive extensive training to understand the issues that our clients with life threatening illnesses are facing.  This allows them to act as supportive companions to help in whatever way they can at a difficult time.  The Palliative Care Training program is provided to new volunteers.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the district coordinator at (807)229-1740 ext. 278