The announcement was made today, May 9, 2016, that a 10-bed residential hospice facility will be built in Cape Breton. This will be the result of a community development partnership between the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County, BCA Group, and Membertou.
Membertou will provide land for the facility adjacent to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, and BCA Group will raise the money needed for construction of it, through its 2016-2017 community economic development investment fund (CEDIF).The hospice society will be responsible for raising approximately $1 million to furnish and fully equip the facility.
The provincial government has not yet signed on to the project, but the hospice society has submitted a proposal and business plan to Health Minister Leo Glavine and hopes the province will soon commit to funding the facility’s annual operating costs.
For more information view the Cape Breton Post article
Listen to Steve Sutherland’s (CBC Information Morning) interview with Aurelle Landry, Executive Director for the Society, and Nancy Dingwall, co-chair of the Board. Click here
(Photo credit: Membertou)