Welcome to Roger's House!

Roger's House is dedicated to providing compassionate, loving and skilled care to
support the needs of children, youth and their families.

Roger's House is an eight-bed paediatric residential hospice that welcomes families with children / youth who are living with a life limiting illness that results in increased pain and symptoms and a progressive decline of health. Located in Ottawa on the grounds of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Roger's House provides a home-like environment and access to a paediatric palliative care program.

Roger's House offers the following services to children and families who are referred to the CHEO Palliative Care Outreach Program:

  • Respite (family or individual) Care
  • Acute End of Life Care
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Transitional Care
  • Grief and Bereavement Support
  • Perinatal hospice

Roger's House is the legacy that was created in Roger Neilson's honour by the Ottawa Senators Foundation in collaboration with The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Ontario Ministries of Health and Children and Youth Services. The overwhelming contribution and support of the Ottawa community made the dream of Roger's House a reality. Roger's House opened its doors to its first guest and family on May 15th 2006, within two years of the idea's conception. Since then Roger's House has had approximately 2,300 admissions and served over 280 families.

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