Group Working to Open Palliative Care Home in Grand Falls-Windsor

Categories: Community Engagement.

It was last year when the group came together, realizing what they say is a need in most communities – safe, compassionate and quality care for those facing terminal illness and end of life.

Medical professionals, legal workers and accountants, and now service organizations, are all on board to build the Dr. Lionel Kelland House in Grand Falls-Windsor. Bringing a dream to reality is their goal, with fundraising efforts getting underway to raise the $1.5-million in capital costs needed to get the shovels in the ground – and then look to the operational costs needed to run the facility annually.

Besides palliative care, the home would also provide respite care, and even provide some educational opportunities for the province’s students.The local Rotary club has partnered with the group for fundraising efforts, and the group is already working with other partners to come on board too. The Dr. Lionel Kelland House would provide care for patients within the South and Central Health region – which is currently only served by one palliative care bed at the Central Regional Health Centre.

For more information, please visit Lionel Kelland House

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