South West LHIN Board decision on residential hospice in Huron Perth anticipated in early 2017
December 16, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London, ON – The decision on residential hospice planning in Huron Perth is expected to be made by the South West LHIN Board in early 2017. To inform its decision, the LHIN Board will rely on the advice of the Hospice Palliative Care Leadership Committee and LHIN staff. Recommendations on the Huron Perth Residential Hospice approach, number of residential hospice beds and their locations in Huron Perth have been received for LHIN Board consideration and approval.
The Leadership Committee met on December 15, 2016 and accepted the report of the Huron Perth Hospice Palliative Care Collaborative. The Committee put forward the recommendation that the South West LHIN support the establishment of a two-site residential hospice for the Huron Perth area with 6 beds in Stratford and 4 beds in the Clinton area. This recommendation came with the understanding that it ensures optimal access for all residents in Huron Perth and will position the communities to provide a high quality, sustainable service.