We’ve waited years to hear the announcement of a hospice for the Valley and that day finally arrived last week when the Premier and the Minister of Health and Wellness visited Valley Regional Hospital. The funds to construct the hospice have been in place for a couple of years; funds raised from individuals, businesses, community groups, foundations and auxiliaries. The NS government and the Nova Scotia Health Authority will now absorb the ongoing costs of operating and managing the hospice.
A hugh thank you to the volunteers and donors who supported this project and kept it front and centre amid the changes we’ve experienced in health care and government leadership. The planned opening is 2019 but I’m hoping things move quicker and we see the hospice welcoming patients and families much sooner.