Overnight respite care

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to a steady increase in the number of children and youth staying with us for rehabilitation, our Overnight respite availability is extremely limited.  At this time we are only accepting requests for short term (weekend) stays.  You are welcome to put your name on our waiting list and we will contact you if a space becomes available but due to the fluctuation of inpatient admissions and discharges, we will only be able to provide very short notice.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please consider connecting with www.respiteservices.com or (416)535-8525 for alternate respite options.  


The overnight respite service, offered by our inpatient program, supports families by providing short-term, inpatient care for children with disabilities or complex medical needs from birth to the age of 18.
In order to access respite services please review our registration process.



Client must:

  • Be under 19 years old
  • Require care from a nurse or physician
  • Have significant challenges with mobility (i.e. require wheelchair or mobility device much of the time)

    - and -
  • Require skilled medical treatments (i.e. multiple medication administration, tube feeds, suctioning, etc.) 

    - and/or - 
  • Be dependent on medical equipment or technology (i.e. enterostomy tube, tracheostomy, oxygen, ventilation, etc.) 


Please note:

The availability of overnight respite beds may fluctuate. Variables such as hospital admissions, peak period referrals during school and summer holidays may impact on the availability of beds and days available for respite services. When this happens, we are committed to providing families with as much notice as possible, and the opportunity to reschedule their respite programming.

A daily accommodation fee is charged for overnight respite care. If financial support is needed, please contact  the Family Resource Centre at resourcecentre@hollandbloorview.ca.

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Robyn Sanford
Tel: 416-425-6220 ext. 6406
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