Matthews House Hospice: built for and by community

The community rallies again and again to help Matthews House Hospice (MHH).

The Alliston Firefighters’ Association donated $12,800 to cover the cost of a state-of-the-art hospice bed. They’re the first group to fund a bed and now they’re challenging other groups, clubs or associations to do the same. The hospice is looking for 10 groups to fund the necessary beds for their new residential rooms.

The hospice is a home in the heart of South Simcoe that offers both residential-based care, to people in the last stages of their lives, and community-based programs, for people dealing with grief or a life-limiting illness. It lets residents spend their final days together with loved ones in a peaceful, comfortable and meaningful environment. The facility is staffed by a dedicated team of professionals and volunteers who provide compassionate palliative care.

MHH is set to open the Centre of Excellence on July 12 in Alliston. The end of life/palliative care hub will assist community members for all of South Simcoe.

Visit matthewshousehospice.ca for details.

Photo: New Tecumseth Fire Rescue Captain Mike Toutant and Firefighters Association president Bill Mercer along with association members present the cheque to staff members of Matthews House Hospice.

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