New partnership, program highlight hospice’s year

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It was a year of collaboration, new partnerships and new initiatives at Maison Vale Hospice, board members heard at the palliative care organization’s annual meeting.

The not-for-profit organization’s year included successful fundraising campaigns and a new integration with the Warmhearts Pallaitve Caregivers, a volunteer-run service that now enhances the care the hospice’s professionals provide.

Combining resources with Warmhearts allowed the hospice to create its new Shared Care Team, to provide palliative care services at patients’ homes.

“There’s a lot more collaboration now,” said Léo Therrien, the hospice’s executive director.

With volunteers and nurses working out of the same building, they can better co-ordinate the level of care they provide their patients, he said.

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