Ontario Improving Access to Hospice Care in Sudbury

More Patients to Receive Quality End-of- Life Care

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Ontario is increasing the number of hospice beds and improving facilities at Maison McCulloch
Hospice through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporate (NOHFC).

Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury, made the announcement today at Maison McCulloch
Hospice in Sudbury

The province will provide three additional adult residential hospice beds, six short-stay respite beds
and one new pediatric multi-use suite that can also be used for staff training. NOHFC funding will also
support facility improvements including additional space for programs and services and an extension
to the boardwalk at the hospice.

Residential hospices provide expert care in a home-like environment, giving families and friends the
space and care they need to be with their loved ones at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.
Expanding access to compassionate palliative and end-of- life care is part of Ontario's plan to create
fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher
minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students,
easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the
biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.


“Ontario is proud to be increasing the number of hospice beds in Sudbury and bringing pediatric
hospice care to the area for the first time. Facilities like the Maison McCulloch Hospice provide care
for patients and families at great times of need. This important investment will help ensure those who
need end-of- life care can receive the support they need closer to home.”

— Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC

"The new expansion of the Maison McCulloch Hospice will provide our community with for more spaces as well as the means to address the complexities of palliative care. An expanded hospice will allow for more service, a new pediatric multi-use suite, and six short-stay respite beds. By continuing to invest in healthcare in Sudbury, and throughout the province, we are doing more to care for Ontarians at every stage of life."

— Glen Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury

The NOHFC is investing $2 million for the expansion of the Maison McCulloch Hospice. This
investment will make pediatric hospice care available in the area for the first time.

The Maison McCulloch Hospice admitted more than 800 residents between 2011 and 2016.

Since 2013, the province has invested more than $654 million through the NOHFC in over
4,000 projects, leveraging more than $2.3 billion in direct economic activity and creating or
sustaining over 15,200 jobs in Northern Ontario.

In the Greater Sudbury area, the NOHFC has invested more than $134 million in 793 projects that
have helped create or retain more than 2,456 jobs since 2013.