It is with great gratitude and enthusiasm that the Board of Directors of Hospice Vaughan is pleased to announce that on July 22nd the TRCA approved a resolution to enter into a lease agreement with Hospice Vaughan for use of approximately 1.1 hectares (2.8 acres) of TRCA land on Islington Avenue, north of Rutherford Road, in the City of Vaughan. This land will enable us to build and operate a 10 bed Residential Hospice Palliative Centre of Excellence that will serve our community for many years.
Hospice Vaughan’s new 24,000 square feet building will house 10 residential beds, the volunteer program, the grief and bereavement programs for adults and children, the Hospice Vaughan Day program as well as offering space for research, education and pain and symptom management clinics.
Hospice Vaughan with its key partners, including TRCA, and City of Vaughan, MMMC Architects, and many others are working closely to develop a site plan that integrates with the existing natural features of the land and conforms with municipal requirements. Together with the support from our community it is our goal to bring these valuable and long awaited services to the City of Vaughan by no later than spring of 2019.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and the residential committee, I want to thank the members of TRCA from all levels for their vision and support in providing us with this beautiful piece of property to build a much needed Hospice Palliative Care Centre. “ – Mary Grace Tatangelo President of the Board of Directors
- Palliative care – A philosophy of care focused on relieving suffering in the setting of incurable and life limiting illness.
- Lack of acute hospital and residential hospice beds in Vaughan currently.
- 10 residential beds would service approx. 222 patients annually or 27% of the current deaths in Vaughan.
- Annual estimated savings for Ministry of Health/LHIN $2M.
For further information please contact: Susan Paterino, Executive Director