County invests in building up residential hospice care
County of Simcoe Councillors joined representatives from the Simcoe County Hospital Alliance at Hospice Huronia in Penetanguishene on Nov. 6 to celebrate the County’s nearly $500,000 investment to support local residential hospice services across the region.
These funds are part of the County’s five-year $2.5-million commitment between 2021 to 2025, to support with community expansion and capital projects, along with Infection Prevention and Control upgrades at regional hospice centres.
This year’s allocation of was issued in the following amounts to Alliance partners:
- Hospice Georgian Triangle – $134,799
- Matthews House Hospice – $177,609
- Hospice Simcoe – $139,656
- Mariposa House Hospice – $96,336
The Alliance was formed to look at regional planning and project capital needs across Simcoe County for area hospice centres. This group is comprised of representatives from Hospice Georgian Triangle in Collingwood, Hospice Huronia in Midland, Mariposa House Hospice in Orillia, Matthews House Hospice in Alliston, and Hospice Simcoe in Barrie. From 2017 to 2019, the County also provided $1.5 million as part of its previous three-year commitment towards creating greater access.
Hospice palliative care aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying. Residential hospices provide expert care to patients, families, and friends at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.