Nipissing Serenity Hospice is getting an extra $375,000 from the province.
Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, announced the money amounts to a 36% increase from last year and brings their 2021 funding to $1,425,000.
“This funding will help local patients receive the respect, dignity and care they deserve at every stage of their lives, while ensuring Nipissing Serenity Hospice has the tools they need to continue to provide high-quality care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Fedeli.
Gil Pharand, Executive Director of Nipissing Serenity Hospice says they’re grateful to the province for recognizing and supporting the unique and valued services they provide.
“This funding will help address the financial pressures of COVID, many of which will be ongoing,” Pharand says.
Across the province, the Ontario government is investing up to $23 million in hospice residences to help them continue to provide end-of-life services and care to people and their loved ones.