MPP David Piccini Announces Final Approval for Ed’s House Hospice Care Centre

On Sunday, David Piccini, MPP for Northumberland – Peterborough South, announced that the Ontario government has given approval of the Capital Program application for the site of Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre. The contract for the building has been awarded and development of the hospice care centre is able to move forward.

The provincial government allocated $1.2 million in capital funding and $630,000 in operational funding to support Ed’s House.

This announcement allows Ed’s House to begin construction of their 18,000 square foot hospice hub with six operational beds located on Ontario Street in Hamilton Township. Ed’s House will be a hospice hub providing residential hospice care 24/7 at no cost to those receiving the service.

“Ed’s House will provide our residents with quality, compassionate end-of-life care in a comfortable setting that is close to home,” said MPP Piccini. “All of our residents and families deserve access to dignified end-of-life care and our Government fully supports the remarkable Hospice teams around our community.”

“On behalf of the Board for Community Care Northumberland I wish to express our thanks to the Province of Ontario for approving this stage of our capital project.  We are excited to be able to move forward with entering a construction contract and starting the building of Ed’s House.” said Ray Lobban, Chair of the Board for Community Care Northumberland.

Community Care Northumberland will now be allowed to award the building contract and begin construction this spring.

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