In 1990, a need for hospice care in the community was realized. The same year, Hospice Lennox & Addington was established and began to work out of the home of Ann Burrows, a volunteer board member. The first board of directors consisted of:
- Ann Burrows – President
- Linda Burke – Vice President
- Rita Wales – Second Vice President
- Sue Meech – Secretary
- Colin Wartman – Treasurer
- Sally Armstrong
- Jean Martin
Members at large were also establised and included the following:
- Dianne Readman
- Monica Smith
- Sue Walden
- Dr. Liz Touzel
- Dr. Tom Touzel
In 1997, a part-time coordinator was hired by the Board of Directors in order to increase the efficiency of the organization. The same year, the organization moved to the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital.
In 2003, Hospice Lennox & Addington received a three year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation of $75,000. This grant enabled the development of a bereavement support program.
In 2004, Hospice Lennox & Addington moved to 91B Dundas St. East, Napanee. Over the next 6 years, many major developments occurred including:
- The development of a policy manual
- The development the Douglas Thompson Children’s Wish Fund
- Applied for and received a summer student
- Received funding from the Ministry of Health
- The part-time coordinator became the full-time Executive Director
- Received a grant from Goodyear Napanee to develop a lending library
In 2014, Hospice Lennox & Addington formed a partnership with Lennox & Addington County general Hospital and moved their office back to the hospital at 8 Richmond Park Drive, Room 218.