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

Previous News Releases

Ontario Commits 1.2 Million to help fund the costs of building the Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Ontario is partnering with local communities to build a new hospice that will provide 80 people each year in the Northumberland region better access to compassionate palliative and end-of-life care, closer to home.

Lou Rinaldi, MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West was in Cobourg today to announce that Ontario will provide $1.2 million to help fund the costs of building the Northumberland Hospice Care Centre. Once construction is complete, the province will provide $630,000 in annual operating funding.

By providing capital funding to eligible hospices to supplement local fundraising efforts, Ontario is supporting the creation of new and expanded hospices across the province. This investment will help more than 2,000 additional people and their families access palliative and end-of-life care each year.

Residential hospices provide expert care in a home-like environment, giving families and friends space and care they need to be with their loved ones at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.

The Northumberland Hospice Care Centre will provide palliative care 24 hours a day, seven days a week at no cost to clients, serving approximately 80 residents annually. There will also be individuals and families that will come to the hub for Hospice supports and programs. This will average approximately 250 to 300 people per year.

The Northumberland Hospice Care Centre will be a new freestanding two - level 15,000 square foot building located on Ontario Street north of the 401 in Hamilton Township. The new hospice centre will build upon the continuing development of “Hospice Hubs” model of care, a centre of excellence in hospice palliative care, grief and bereavement support.

Expanding access to compassionate palliative and end-of-life care is part of Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.



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