What is a Hospice Care Centre?

With the Hospice Care Centre, Community Care Northumberland will be able to offer a new kind of care to the communities it serves, with services ranging from palliative and bereavement to caregiver support and community education. Building on the volunteer visiting services CCN has offered since 2010, and the Palliative Care Community Team started in early 2017, the Hospice Care Centre will allow the community to offer a comprehensive suite of end of life services.

Community members looking for information about the Hospice Centre project or who wish to volunteer as part of the project, are encouraged to contact Sherry Gibson - Project Lead, at 1-905-885-9860, or via e-mail through this link here

Click here to visit the Northumberland Hospice Care Centre website

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Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Honouring the Journey Begins with over $1.1 Million Raised Northumberland Hospice Care Centre Capital Campaign launches with early leadership pledges to almost 23% of private fundraising goal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Cobourg

The Honouring the Journey Campaign has officially launched with $1,131,758 in private support raised so far towards the building and first-three years of operating costs for the new Northumberland Hospice Care Centre, announced today by Campaign Cabinet Co-chairs Gord and Patti Ley at a kick-off event at the Baltimore Community Centre. “This is a journey that will touch everyone in Northumberland County,” said Campaign Cabinet Co-chair Patti Ley. “We are honoured to be leading the way for individuals to be able to face death with dignity and care in our community.” Her husband and Co-chair Gord Ley added, “We are committed to the success of this building project with our hearts and our dollars.” The team is one of the first leadership donors to support the project, along with Building Committee Chair Stewart Richardson & his wife Nancy Oliver, and Cabinet member Petra Becker. A fourth, anonymous donor has also joined these early contributors. The project has also been the recipient of a few memorial contributions and a special event.

The new free-standing structure for the Hospice Centre will be approximately 10,000 square feet with room for six beds, (site plans allow for future expansion to ten beds) to serve the 83,367 residents of Cobourg, Port Hope, Hamilton, Alnwick-Haldimand, Cramahe, Trent Hills,
and Brighton and will be located in Hamilton Township. The facility will meet Hospice Palliative Care Ontario's Standards for Community Residential Hospices and will also be aligned closely with the Central East LHIN's Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) and current Residential
Hospice Strategy.

The Northumberland Hospice Care Centre will act as a hub for Hospice programs and services, including end of life beds. The facility will offer a centralized, home-like setting, palliative navigation, bereavement services, a library of resources, a community volunteer visiting program, and the potential for day hospice programming and complementary care services.  Projected costs including construction, land costs, fees, furnishings, operations, and equipment total $7,000 000.00. Government capital support is being sought from the Province in the
amount of $1.2M, and a $1M ask will go before local municipalities. Private support from individuals, businesses/corporations, grants, service groups and in-kind donations, in the amount of $4.8M rounds off the $7M campaign.

“We are grateful to have strong community leadership on this project so early in the process. Campaign fundraising efforts are well underway with the work of dedicated volunteers. With these transformational leadership pledges, we have a strong foundation to make possible an
accessible and holistic suite of hospice care services to honour the end-of-life journey for people and their families in Northumberland,” said Trish Baird, Executive Director of Community Care Northumberland who will be administering the project.