Wilson congratulates Matthews House Hospice and asks government about funding for Hospice Georgian TrianglePublished on May 07, 2018
Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson is pleased that Matthews House Hospice is receiving $1.2 million in capital funding from the province, and, in the Legislature last Thursday, praised the community for their hard work on the project.
"I wanted to begin by congratulating the staff and many volunteers of Matthews House Hospice in Alliston. I was pleased to participate in a funding announcement made by the member for Barrie last week where the hospice received $1.2 million to go toward the construction of their new 10-bed facility. This hospice is also to receive operational funding for all 10 of their beds, once open."
Wilson also questioned the government on funding for Hospice Georgian Triangle in Collingwood.
“Hospice Georgian Triangle in Collingwood, who received no capital funding at all from the province for their ten bed facility, only receives operational funding for six of their ten beds. In fact, their four remaining beds are not allowed to be used and have already sat idle for a year,” said Wilson.
Hospice Georgian Triangle has submitted a number of proposals to fund these beds, Wilson noted. Including: using the beds in collaboration with Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, using them as respite beds or funding the beds themselves.
“All of their requests have been turned down,” said Wilson. “I find it unconscionable four in demand beds are sitting idle at the direction of this government.”