Shared: Hospice Huronia needs another $1 million to build Penetanguishene residential hospice
Hospice Huronia is nearly halfway to its fundraising goal, but time is of the essence for the local charity to collect the funds necessary to build a new five-bed residential hospice.
“In order to get provincial operational dollars for those five beds moving forward we need to be up and running by March of 2019. If we are not operational by March 1 we could lose that provincial funding,” said Cate Root, executive director of Hospice Huronia.
In the fall of 2017, the province announced a new program to support the creation of new and expanded hospices across Ontario. This funding will help with the construction or renovation costs of more than 190 beds.
Hospice Huronia is hoping to capitalize on this opportunity, collect provincial funding and…