Last week, David Orazietti announced increased funding for the Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH Hospice) in Sault Ste. Marie. “This important investment will allow ARCH to direct more resources to patient care by providing loved ones and their families with the support they need,” said Orazietti. “We are committed to enhancing end-of-life care in order to give all Ontarians choices during difficult times and ensure they can live their final days with as much dignity and comfort as possible.” ARCH Hospice will be receiving a funding increase of $150,000 annually.
The increased funding for existing hospice beds will help ensure that the high-quality palliative and end-of-life care provided by hospices remains in the community for future generations. This investment will enhance compassionate end-of-life support that relieves suffering and improves the quality of living and dying.
“We are grateful for the Ontario Government’s commitment of additional funding to support quality community hospice palliative care,” said Theresa Mudge, Executive Director, ARCH Hospice. “Hospice care helps people live well until the natural end of life, and it supports the health and well-being of families and caregivers at a difficult time of their lives.”