Woodbridge, ON – September 15, 2015 – Hospice Vaughan is pleased to announce a new collaborative partnership with Saint Elizabeth Community Enterprise, a national leader in social innovation and impact.
As part of the agreement, Saint Elizabeth is providing Hospice Vaughan with $150,000 per year, for two
years. The funding will play a key role in enabling Hospice Vaughan to realize its vision of creating a new 10-
bed hospice and Centre of Excellence in palliative care for the City of Vaughan and beyond.
Slated to open in 2018, features of the new hospice will include:
• 10 residential beds for end-of-life care, serving more than 200 people annually (one-quarter of current deaths in Vaughan)
• A peaceful home-like setting including gardens, patios, family rooms and a full service kitchen
• Enhanced hospice day programs
• In-house counselling and bereavement supports for patients and their families
• An institute for interprofessional education and research
“Saint Elizabeth has been helping Canadian families for more than 100 years and brings significant expertise in end of life care,” says Mary Grace Tatangelo, President of Hospice Vaughan. “We are thrilled to be teaming up to meet the growing need for palliative care in our local community.”
Nancy Lefebre, Senior Vice President at Saint Elizabeth adds: “Hospice Vaughan has stepped up to the plate with a bold vision that is powered by knowledge, new possibilities and grassroot support. This is a natural fit for us.”
As part of the partnership, Saint Elizabeth will serve as the Vision Sponsor for Hospice Vaughan’s annual Giving Thanks Gala on October 2, 2015. This year’s event promises to be the biggest and best yet – featuring an extraordinary evening of dining, dancing and entertainment including Saturday Night Jive along with Variation Music.
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are selling out quickly. For more information, please call the Hospice Vaughan office at 905-850-6266
• There are no fees for the services Hospice Vaughan provides.
• Anyone can make a referral, including family, friends, health care professionals, clergy or individuals with terminal illness.
About Hospice Vaughan
Since 1995, Hospice Vaughan – a charitable organization – provides compassionate support to persons of all ages, their families and friends, coping with a life limiting illness or dealing with the loss of a loved one. Our trained staff and volunteers work with caregivers, community agencies and health care professionals, to offer services in the community and at our Woodbridge Centre. Today, Hospice Vaughan serves all residents living in Kleinburg, Maple, Woodbridge, parts of Concord and Thornhill. www.hospicevaughan.com
About Saint Elizabeth
Saint Elizabeth is a national health care provider that has been opening the door to new possibilities and care experiences for more than a century. Recognized as Canada’s largest social enterprise, we employ 8,000 people and visit 18,000 clients every day. Through the Saint Elizabeth Research Centre, our Health Career Colleges and the Saint Elizabeth Foundation, we are helping to make the future of health care brighter and stronger. Learn more at www.saintelizabeth.com or find us on Twitter at @StElizabethSEHC.
For Hospice Vaughan:
Mary Grace Tatangelo, President of the Board
For Saint Elizabeth:
Madonna Gallo, Head of Public Voice