Author Archives: debderoode

January 05


I trust everyone had a Merry Christmas and had the opportunity to spend time with friends and family. Hopefully you are all feeling a little more rested after the break than at the beginning, I know I certainly do. Right up until December 23, I was busy at the Hospice doing everything I could to […]

November 07

What does a relatively small NGO have in common with big pharma?

Interesting, many people comment on how long the 50 minute drive must be from my home in Elora to the hospice in Inglewood, personally, I see it as nothing but a gift.  The drive is beautiful; with gorgeous sunrises, an abundance of fall colours and mist covered hills, it’s a wonderful start to the day […]

August 19

In the Darkest of Nights Shines the Brightest of Stars

I’ve been working at The Bethel Hospice for the past 6 weeks, there is so much to say and it is hard to know where to begin.  I guess I will start from the beginning.  I opened the front door of the Bethel Hospice at 9 am on July 4, I was greeted by the […]

June 24

The anticipation is building….

On July 4, I will begin my exciting new role as a PULSE Volunteer at The Bethel Hospice in Inglewood, ON.  I will be familiarizing myself with the CARF accreditation process and guiding the organization, so that staff and volunteers are fully prepared for accreditation in March 2017 I am super excited but feeling pretty anxious […]