3 new hospice beds being funded in Grand Forks

More Hospice Palliative Support is coming to the Boundary.

The BC Centre For Palliative Care distributed 90-thousand dollars to the Boundary Community Hospice Association in Grand Forks towards 3 newly designated hospice beds at Hardy View Lodge.

The Ministry of Health and health authorities collaborated with the 
centre to determine how the funds would be allocated by studying B.C.'s 
palliative population data looking at age, underlying cause of death and geography. 

Current bed-to-population ratios and home-based palliative services were also looked at, as well 
as projections of future demand.

Target completion date for the hospice beds is October 2017.