July 11

Chris Thompson

May 17, 2017 

The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County celebrated its 10th anniversary of residential home care Wednesday by announcing plans for expansion.

The addition will increase the capacity of Hospice by 25 per cent. Construction is to begin next month.

“The demand is there, the need is greater,” said Hospice executive director Carol Derbyshire.

The $1-million project will add two new patient suites, two family rooms and a four-season sunroom.

Hospice receives an average of 327 applications to the home each year with 155 patients admitted. The new space will add about 40 patients per year.

The addition is expected to be completed by the fall and there will be no disruption to patient care and services.

Derbyshire said that when they opened the residential care home in Leamington last year they hoped that would ease demand in Windsor, but with the aging population that hasn’t happened.

“People know it’s here now and they’re hearing it’s a good place to come,” she said. “It’s a beautiful place to come, it’s very home-like.”

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