I cannot help but be cynical, in this an Ontario provincial election year. That said, these are excellent facilities in eastern Ontario.
Ontario government announced Friday that it's increasing funding to two Ottawa hospices by nearly $450,000 to help pay for expanded nursing and personal care services.
Added funds provide 'much-needed stability'
The Hospice at May Court on Cameron Avenue will get an extra $270,000 a year, a 50-per-cent increase in the current level of provincial funding.
And Roger's House, which provides end-of-life care to terminally ill children, will get an increase of $179,500 a year.
It currently receives nearly $900,000 in annual support from the provincial government.
The two hospices had asked for additional funding because the needs of their patients are becoming increasingly complex.
Hospice beds $400 vs. $1000/day hospital
Feb., 2011 LHIN approves more hospice bedsLHINS are an important part of Ontario healthcare. It allows regional boards to determine the needs of a local community, rather than being dictated to by the province.
Some disparage the LHINs, claiming they cost $300 million to run, but this is not true. Those were the initial start-up costs.