Paving project completed at Bethell Hospice thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation grant

October 5, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Zachary Roman

Access to a hospice care home in Caledon has been improved.

On September 29, Bethell Hospice announced it had completed a paving project using grant funding received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). 

The OTF gave Bethell Hospice $84,800 to repave its driveway. 

Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones came to Bethell Hospice in Inglewood on September 29 to discuss the grant. She said Bethell Hospice is a very special place.

Looking at the freshly-paved driveway, she said she was happy to see the grant was well spent.

“Bethell Hospice is an important health care partner in our community providing palliative hospice care close to home,” said Jones. 

She said she was happy to see the driveway in great condition, ready to give people safe access to the hospice.

The paving project was completed in May and included the addition of some extra parking spaces at Bethell. 

Kelly Stronach, Manager of Communications for Bethell Hospice, said their mission is to provide compassionate, specialized care for quality living, dying and bereavement.

She added Bethell Hospice’s beautiful location in the country is a huge benefit, but it means a lot of upkeep and maintenance work is needed.

“To safely offer in-person visiting, touring, and high-quality service, the driveway project was a necessity,” she said.

Margaret Paan, Executive Director of Bethell Hospice, said the OTF grant had a huge impact.

“The funding has significantly improved the ability for people to access our current services,” she said.

Janette Panhuis, Bethell Hospice Board Chair, also shared her thanks for the grant funding.

“Hospice services are an essential part of our health care system, focusing on individual care and comfort,” said Panhuis. “We’re very pleased to receive the $84,800 in funding through the capital grant.”

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