The dream to build a residential hospice in North Simcoe is being put on hold.
Hospice Huronia officials have decided to delay construction on a new permanent five-bed residential hospice for at least six months in order to raise more money.
While the organization initially hoped to have the facility up and running by the end of the year, the new goal is to try and open an interim location by March 31, 2019.
“Postponing the construction was a hard decision for the board to make, however we need to be responsible with our donors’ dollars,” said Cate Root, executive director of Hospice Huronia. “We can’t commit to construction contracts until we have at least 75 per cent of the funds required to build.”
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