Province announces funding support for Bobby's Hospice in Saint John

The province has announced funding support for Bobby's Hospice in Saint John. 

Premier Brian Gallant announced an increase of five per cent in yearly operational funding for the residential hospice facility on Sunday.  

The Department of Health will provide over $1.5 million to the hospice to help cover operational costs over two years. 

Gallant says the 10-bed facility, which provides 24-hour end-of-life care, was the first residential hospice in the province and continues to play an essential role in the Saint John area by supporting people at the end of life, and their families. 

Hospice Greater Saint John has been providing palliative and grief support services in the region since 1983. In November 2010, Bobby’s Hospice opened their doors to the greater Saint John area as the first residential hospice house. It is a 10-bed hospice that provides 24-hour, professional end-of-life care. It focuses on comfort and celebrating life in a dignified and respectful way.