Satellite hospice proposal for southern Bruce County

Brockton council is being asked to consider making a land donation for a residential hospice.

Representatives from Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce and the South Bruce Grey Hospice Committee made the formal request.

They’re asking Brockton to support a satellite hospice in South Bruce by donating a parcel of municipally-owned land in Walkerton’s Eastridge Park.

Residential Hospice Grey Bruce owns and operates Chapman House in Owen Sound, which is an eight-bed hospice home. The LHIN has approved a new six-bed satellite hospice to serve southern Grey-Bruce, on the condition it’s situated in southern Bruce County.

RHGB Executive Director Alex Hector said if the land donation is approved, they will launch a multi-year fundraising campaign to get this build underway.

“We are very hopeful that Brockton will approve our request. Our [RHGB] responsibility is to work closely with the community to generate the funds to build and operate our satellite location,” said Paul Rowcliffe, RHGB board chair. “We will share further details once the design is completed and we understand what the costs will be to construct and outfit the building.”