GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, N.L. — The Northpine Foundation has provided a $500,000 investment to the organization establishing Newfoundland and Labrador’s first community-based hospice, the Lionel Kelland Hospice.
The former presentation centre in Grand Falls-Windsor will be rebuilt into a fully-equipped, 2,430-square-metre residence designed to meet the care needs of palliative patients and to support their families, indicates a release.
The building, which is meant to ensure that compassionate end-of-life care is accessible to everyone who needs it, features 10 private resident suites and spaces to enable families to be together during the last days and moments of life. The facility is targeting a completion date of late spring 2023.
The Northpine Foundation is funded by Cathy and John Phillips through Klister Credit Corp.
“Our vision is to propel and expand human-centred innovation in Canada. Our focus is to support people that encounter economic and social limitations, as well as a healthy planet. We achieve this initiative by designing, funding, and partnering on initiatives that improve community flourishing. We combine best practices to invest in bold, new, and untried approaches,” said Aatif Baskanderi, CEO of Northpine Foundation, in a statement.