Hospice of Greater Saint John

385 Dufferin Row
Saint John, NB E2M 2J9
CEO: Sandy Johnson
Board Chair: Shirley McAlary

Website: www.hospicesj.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 11896 3743 RR0001
Sector: Health - Palliative
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Results Reporting

Grade: A+

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Most recent audited financial statements available on the charity's website [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #17

Avg. Compensation $52,659

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 1
$40k - $80k 9
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About Hospice of Greater Saint John:

The Hospice of Greater Saint John (HGSJ) owns and operates Bobby's Hospice, a 10-bed palliative care facility in Saint John, New Brunswick. HGSJ offers grief and bereavement support services to families and loved ones, as well as residential hospice service to those needing palliative care. HGSJ's stated mission is to provide compassionate care that celebrates life.

In 2010, HGSJ opened the first residential hospice in Atlantic Canada, and as of March 31, 2017 has cared for 694 palliative patients, freeing over 18,707 bed days from Saint John Regional Hospital. In F2017, Bobby’s Hospice had an 88% occupancy rate and admitted 116 patients for a total of 3,213 bed days. The overall average length of stay at Bobby’s Hospice is 26 days. HGSJ has calculated that its programs saved the New Brunswick government $2.6 million in F2017, as bed days at Bobby’s Hospice cost $200/day rather than $1,000/day at an acute care hospital.

The HGSJ's medical team consists of 7 physicians that specialize in palliative care, providing the residents of the hospice with medical care 24 hours a day. The HGSJ estimates that caring for an average of 115 patients per year allows over 3,500 more patients to receive care at hospitals in the area by freeing up acute care hospital beds.

HGSJ also operates The Hospice Shoppe, a boutique offering upscale second-hand items, most of which are donated from individuals in the community. All the Shoppe's proceeds go towards funding care at Bobby's Hospice.

Financial Review:

HGSJ is a medium-sized charity with donations and special events fundraising of $1.3m in F2016. Its administrative costs were 3% of revenues, while fundraising costs were 21% of total donations. For every dollar donated, 76 cents go towards HGSJ’s programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The charity had funding reserves of $973k, which cover just under 8 months of annual program costs, showing a need for funding.

Ci consolidated the financial statements of The Hospice of Greater Saint John and The Hospice Legacy Foundation, which was established in 2012.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by The Hospice of Greater Saint John. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 8, 2017 by Kevin Silberberg.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.0%2.3%2.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 21.4%19.0%42.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 65.1%53.8%41.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 450,355595,360389,114
Government funding 730,000730,000730,000
Business activities (net) 00463,150
Special events 799,935681,432194,425
Investment income 29,25022,53810,537
Other income 009,663
Total revenues 2,009,5402,029,3301,796,889
Program costs 1,391,6341,326,0811,328,320
Grants 104,000192,55434,779
Administrative costs 60,29545,72437,345
Fundraising costs 267,747241,967245,235
Other costs 08,0580
Cash flow from operations 185,864214,946151,210
Funding reserves 973,374817,419567,109
Note: Ci reported Hospice Shoppe revenues net of expenses, reducing revenues and expenses by $190k in F2014, Ci was unable to make this adjustment for F2016 or F2015, however, as in those years HGSJ consolidated the Hospice Shoppe revenues and expenses with its special events fundraising revenues and expenses.

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