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Hospice project receives helping hand from Buchans Lions Club

Buchans Lions Club members Judy White, president Hilda Budden, and Louis White presented a donation of $1,200 to Ken Dicks, board member of Lionel Kelland Hospice.
Buchans Lions Club members Judy White, president Hilda Budden, and Louis White presented a donation of $1,200 to Ken Dicks, board member of Lionel Kelland Hospice.

GRAND FALLS-WINDOSR, NL — Representatives of the Buchans Lions Club were in Grand Falls-Windsor today to show their support for Lionel Kelland Hospice.  

The Lions Club presented a donation of $1,200 to Lionel Kelland Hospice, indicating its support for plans to create the province’s first residential hospice for end-of-life care.

The board of directors for the hospice intends to re-construct St. Catherine’s Renewal Centre and begin operating the hospice to serve people of the central region.

Board member Ken Dicks expressed gratitude to the Lions Club of Buchans.

“It is very encouraging to have community groups like this come on board and support the hospice,” he said. “The Lions Club and the whole community of Buchans has certainly shown its belief in maintaining dignity in end-of-life care.” The hospice group plans to provide in-patient care services to people who cannot remain at home to die but no longer need to be in a hospital.

The Buchans group toured the model suite now set up at St. Catherine’s Centre. Lions club president Hilda Budden said she believes the hospice will fill a gap in the current system.

“In most rural communities, resources are not available to support families who have a loved one nearing death,” she said.

Lionel Kelland Hospice will offer a comfortable, home-like environment where medical needs are attended to and families are provided with supports they need. “Creating a place for end-of-life care in central Newfoundland is a very positive step.”

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