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Niagara in need of increased hospice capacity

Niagara This Week
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021

Local hospices looking to expand

The need for high quality health care has never been more obvious than in the past year. But as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect hospitals and long-term-care facilities, there’s another area of the health-care continuum that local officials are hoping to improve: end-of-life care. And it’s something that will continue long after the coronavirus currently wreaking havoc on our lives is in the past. “We believe this care is everybody’s right,” said Carol Nagy, executive director of Hospice Niagara.

St. Catharines supports one-time funding to Hospice Niagara for south Niagara builds

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Niagara Dailies, Niagara This Week

St. Catharines is going ahead with its commitment to help fund 20 new Hospice Niagara beds in south Niagara and 2 new Hospice Palliative Care Centres of Excellence. Counsellors voted in favour of approving $646,351 over five years.
Mayor Walter Sendzik said the provincial governments for years have neglected hospices and the important role they play in communities.

Niagara will spend $4M on two new hospice centres, but $14 must still be raised

July 14
CKTB Radio – News – Website

Members voted unanimously to approve an investment of $4 million.
“We commend the committee members’ vision and leadership,” said Carol Nagy, executive director of Hospice Niagara. “It’s important that every person across our region has access to exceptional hospice palliative care, closer to where they live, at a time in life when they need it most.”

CKTB Weekend Edition

Matt Holmes Show
Saturday, July 17, 2021

Carol speaks with host Matt Holmes about the $4M approved by Niagara’s Corporate Services Committee and the need in the region for hospice care, especially given the large population of seniors and people with chronic, complex illness.

Hospice Niagara receives large donations for new centres in Fort Erie and Welland

Fort Erie Post, Niagara Dailies
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Agency has reached 70 per cent of Close to Home campaign

YourTV Niagara

Nov 24, 2021

Today we are here to honour the past, celebrate the present and look forward to a future of compassionate hospice care and the unimaginable difference it can make in Niagara.

Two major donations for Hospice Niagara

610 CKTB
Wednesday, November 24th 2021

Willson International supports hospice care in Niagara with $1.5M pledge

Thorold Today
Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021

Expansion includes the addition of 20 new hospice beds, construction of two new Hospice Palliative Care Centres of Excellence in Niagara by the end of 2024.

Ontario Building a Stronger, More Resilient Hospice Niagara

Ontario Ministry of Health news release
May 3, 2022

$4 million provincial investment will bring two new hospice palliative care centres to Welland and Fort Erie

The Ontario government is investing $4 million to expand Hospice Niagara by adding two new Hospice Palliative Care Centres of Excellence in Welland and Fort Erie. This will increase access to compassionate, high-quality palliative care for families in the Niagara region as the province continues to build a stronger, more resilient health care system that is better prepared to respond to crisis.

Niagara gets provincial funds to expand palliative care across region

The Niagara Independent
May 6, 2022

Today, people are living longer and with more complex conditions, and Hospice Niagara helps increase the quality of life for people diagnosed with a terminal illness, people at the end of their life, and people grieving the death of a loved one. 

Recently, the Ontario government invested $4 million to improve and expand this service. The investment supports a plan to build two new Hospice Palliative Care Centres of Excellence in Welland and Fort Erie. These will add 20 new hospice beds to the 10 that currently operate in St Catharines since 2007. 

Expansion to bring palliative care close to home in Welland and Fort Erie

May 9, 2022
Niagara Dailies, Niagara This Week

Hospice Niagara gets funding boost for new facilities in Welland and Fort Erie

Hospice Niagara has taken a big step toward bringing palliative care closer to home for area residents after receiving a recent financial boost from the provincial government. The organization recently received $4 million toward the cost of building two new palliative care facilities — one in Welland and the other Fort Erie — which will be located next to long-term-care facilities.

The Tom McConnell Show

610 CKTB
May 3, 2022