It won’t be long before the location of the new South Grey Bruce Satellite Hospice will be revealed.
Volunteer and Spokesperson Sandra Schreinert says they are narrowing down the location for the project which will be somewhere in the Brockton area.
She says as soon as they get the final site located, and the blueprints drawn up it will be full steam ahead on the 4 million dollar plus capital build project.
Schreinert says they have received approval for a six bed facility, and the entire capital building project must be raised through fundraising efforts.
She says the province will provide operational funding once the Hospice is opened to the tune of 600 dollars a day per bed for patients which will only cover nursing costs.
Schreinert says all other costs including utilities, grass cutting etc.. must be covered by the local hospice.
Schreinert is confident that the South Grey Bruce region will get behind this very worthy project.
She says the need is great, and cites the Chapman House as an example of this.
Schreinert says there is a 40 name waiting list to get in to the Chapman House and adds that the Chapman House has been filled since the day it opened. (8 bed facility with 1 turnover bed.)
She notes that 80 percent of Canadians say they want quality hospice at the end of life, yet less than 15% have access to it.
Schreinert says the new South Grey Bruce Satellite Hospice will provide comfort for both the palliative care patient as well as their loved ones.
On May 5th the Grey Bruce Hike For Hospice is taking place in nine communities across Grey Bruce including: Owen Sound, Meaford, Town of The Blue Mountains, Markdale, Durham, Hanover, Mildmay, Brockton and Saugeen Shores.
100 percent of all funs raised stay in the Grey Bruce community.
For more information visit greybrucehospice.com