About Us

Sakura House, located in Woodstock Ontario, is Oxford County’s only residential hospice and is operated by the Victorian Order of Nurses, Oxford Branch (VON Oxford). It is a palliative care facility where 24 hour end-of-life care is provided by a skilled team of healthcare professionals with the assistance of professionally trained volunteers at no cost to patients or their families.

Sakura House is a home where life is celebrated, fear and pain are eased, and families gather in comfort and peace to share memories and create new ones. The specialized palliative care provides a compassionate environment focused on living fully in comfort and dignity until the end of life. Sakura House feels and functions like a home. The focus of care is the patient and his/her family.

Patients can self refer or can be referred by family members, health and social agencies, medical professionals or clergy. The referrals will be coordinated through the CCAC (Community Care Access Centre) to help make the planning and transition as smooth as possible for everyone involved.

A specialized Hospice Palliative Care Physician is available 24/7 who is responsible for expert management of pain and symptoms and end-of-life issues. They are in house daily as needed and on-call. For more information, you can contact the Physician Administrative Team at 519-537-8515 x 5.

Along with our physicians, Sakura House Hospice has a variety of specialized staff available to support patients and their families.

  • Registered Nursing Staff: Registered Nurses (RN) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) with relevant clinical experience and advanced education in Hospice Palliative Care that are in house 24/7 and responsible for hands-on care and support of patients and families.
  • Personal Support Workers: Personal Support Workers (PSW) with special education in Hospice Palliative Care and clinical experience in the field that are in house 24/7 and responsible for hands-on care and support of patients and families.
  • Social Worker: Conduct visits with each patient (and their family or friends) to address any psycho-social or psycho-education (End-of-life care) needs they may have. Provides linkages and information to community programs available for grief/loss bereavement to support families/friends. Follow-ups with families once resident passes away (phone call check-in) to extend support and reinforce community bereavement supports. Works with residents/families to do legacy work prior to death.

For more information about Sakura House, you can contact:

  • Manager, Home & Community Care (519-537-8515 x 1017)
  • Volunteer Coordinator (519-537-8515 x 1022)
  • Coordinator of Administration (519-537-8515 x 4)

Fund Development Team

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact the Fund Development Team. We also coordinate the annual Hike for Hospice, Handbags for Hospice, and Lights of Love Fundraiser Events. General email inquiries can go to oxfordgiving@von.ca.

  • Senior Manager, Fund Development (519-280-1499)
  • Fund Development Database Coordinator (519-539-1231 x 221)
  • Fund Development Coordinators (519-539-1231 x 224 or 226-377-2056 or 226-385-6298)