(Left-Right): Chandy Davis (Director), Karin Gorgerat (Director), Amber Darling (Executive Director), and Joanna March (Trenval Chair).

Hospice Quinte has been awarded $5K from Trenval Business Development Corporation through the federally funded organization’s ‘Community Economic Development Project’ program. The funds, supporting the future Hospice Quinte Care Centre, were approved based on the new facility’s capacity for building economic growth locally, fostering an increase in volunteer opportunities and closing the existing gap in palliative care services across Quinte.

“We are very pleased to receive this needed funding from Trenval,” says Hospice Quinte Executive Director, Jennifer May-Anderson. “Upon opening, the Hospice Quinte Care Centre will see our organization’s staff contingent more than double to 15 full-time positions, with additional part-time positions created as well.

“There will be new and diverse opportunities for volunteer engagement too including everything from assisting with meal preparation for palliative clients to caring for the beautification of the property both inside and outdoors,” adds May-Anderson.

The Hospice Quinte Care Centre will be a safe, comfortable, quiet, and welcoming place that feels as close to home as possible. Professional palliative care will be provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and at no cost to the family.

“Trenval is pleased to provide support to Hospice Quinte through our `Community Economic Development’ initiatives. Partners of this project are implementing a facility that will provide dignified end of life care to those in need, as well as critical hospice related supports for families and caregivers in our area,” says Trenval Board of Director Chair, Joanna March. “It’s proactive projects like this that help to boost economic development locally and bring our community and its volunteers together.”

Construction of the future Hospice Quinte Care Centre, located on Old Highway 2 across from Bayside Secondary School, is well underway with opening slated for this coming fall.

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“As our communities join together, we will ensure the new Hospice Quinte Care Centre becomes a reality for those needing safe refuge from the difficult journey of life-limiting illness, death, and grief.”

Co-Chairs, Heart & Home Campaign Committee