Hospice Peterborough Unveils Hospice Care Centre Plans & Announces Campaign Cabinet

APRIL 12, 2014

Hospice Peterborough Unveils Hospice Care Centre Plans & Announces Campaign Cabinet

Peterborough, ON – Hospice Peterborough held a press conference on April 12, 2014 where the Board of Directors of Hospice Peterborough unveiled the drawings for their 10-bed Hospice Care Centre. Designed by Lett Architects, the facility boasts a total of 18,737 square feet of new and renovated space. The innovative design drawings for the existing historical home, located at 325 London Street at Reid, incorporate Victorian design features with modern architectural elements.

At the press conference, Betty Morris, Chair of the $6.5M Every Moment Matters campaign, introduced the 15-member volunteer Campaign Cabinet, as well as unveiled the drawings for the new Hospice Peterborough Care Centre. The logo for the Every Moment Matters Campaign was also unveiled.

The Hospice Peterborough Care Centre will be located at 325 London Street at Reid. The old Victorian home on the property drew Hospice to this site and Lett Architects designed a facility that will incorporate this home as part of the new Care Centre. A common reception foyer will connect the home with a newly constructed 10 bed resident care area which will be located on the east side of the property. Hospice private bedrooms will have windows overlooking trees and gardens and innovative elements are incorporated throughout the design. The Hospice Peterborough Care Centre will become a hub for the delivery of integrated hospice palliative care services in our community, services that will support individuals and families through serious illness and grief, and the health care professionals who provide this important care.

Since 1988, Hospice Peterborough has provided hospice palliative care outreach and support and bereavement services to those living with life-threatening illness and grief in the City and County of Peterborough. Our programs and services, partially funded by the Central East Local Health Integration Network, are offered to the communities of Asphodel-Norwood, Cavan Monaghan, Douro Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Lakefield, Selwyn, Trent Lakes – a total population of 135,000.

Currently, Hospice Peterborough offers more than 20 programs and services, at no cost to our clients:
• Volunteer Support in the home
• Day Hospice Program
• Support groups and wellness programs for those living with serious illness
• Caregiver Support
• Bereavement support for adults, children and teens
• Education programs for the community and for health care professionals
• Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Service
• Community Resource Library

For more information, contact:
Linda Sunderland, Executive Director
Hospice Peterborough
Phone: 705-742-4042
Email: lsunderland@hospicepeterborough.org.