Construction recently began on the new Hospice Vaughan, a 25,000 square foot facility that will bring compassionate care to individuals and families dealing with serious illness and grief.
Located just north of Rutherford Road on Islington Ave., and expected to be open in spring/summer of 2019, the new Hospice Vaughan will include a 10-bed residential hospice, family support and bereavement services, and visiting hospice services; and will serve as a community hub that will support research, education and knowledge translation of palliative care best practices.
Hospice palliative care is an essential healthcare requirement, but there are currently no hospice beds in Vaughan. Hospice Vaughan believes its clients and the community deserve better, and that everyone deserves a good death, surrounded by family in a peaceful environment.
“With the new Centre of Excellence in Vaughan, residents will be able to receive palliative care and grief and bereavement services in a home-based setting. There will be no need to leave the familiarity or comfort of our community. The dedicated staff and volunteers at Hospice Vaughan and the generosity of our community, provincial partners, TRCA and key stakeholders has enabled this expansion project to become reality. Congratulations,” said Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge.