Additional Funding for Nipissing HospicesMarch 9, 2023
NIPISSING – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is providing $271,600 in additional one-time funding for nursing, personal support, and other services delivered to patients in two residential hospices in Nipissing. This funding is intended to support and sustain existing residential hospice capacity, through an increased operational funding rate for ministry approved and open beds.
The following funding breakdown is as follows:
- Nipissing Serenity Hospice – $236,500 – a 45% top-up increase from base funding. Total 2022-23 funding: $1,286,500
- Mattawa Hospital – $35,100 – a 67% top-up increase from base funding. Total 2022-23 funding: $140,100
“This investment will help local patients receive the respect, dignity and care they deserve at every stage of their lives, while ensuring Nipissing Serenity Hospice and the Mattawa Hospital have the tools they need to continue to provide high-quality care. Everyone should have access to dignified end-of-life care that respects the wishes of the patient and their loved ones. That’s why, our government is committed to improving access to comfortable, end-of-life care in communities across the province including here in Nipissing.” said MPP Vic Fedeli.
“Nipissing Serenity Hospice is grateful to the Ontario Government for this one-time funding to assist us in continuing to deliver high-quality holistic care in a home-like setting for the residents of the Nipissing and East Parry Sound Districts. On behalf of the communities we serve, our residents and their loved ones, thank you.” – Gil Pharand, Executive Director, Nipissing Serenity Hospice.
“Hôpital de Mattawa Hospital is extremely grateful to receive the top up funding from the Ontario Government. These funds will enable us to continue to provide our community with excellent holistic end of life care designed around the needs of the individual patient and their family.” – Tanya Bélanger, President and CEO of the Mattawa Hospital.