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Clarington gives land in Newcastle to Durham Hospice

Clarington is donating two-acres of land to Durham Hospice.

The space on Cobbledick Road will be used to build a five-bed residential hospice.

The Ontario Liberals gave the region funding to add 20 new hospice beds and five were allocated for Clarington.

“The five-bed hospice in Clarington… will be an important part of our health care delivery system, offering the best professional care with warmth, compassion and dignity in a peaceful and beautiful home-like setting,” said Durham Hospice Clarington Chair Melodie Zarzeczny. “We look forward to bringing our vision to the community as our plans progress.”

The proposed hospice will be built with five beds, but there will be an opportunity for expansion in the future if needed.

Durham Hospice will be accepting donations for various initiatives.

“Durham Hospice provides critical end-of-life care and helps families while they cope with terminal illness of a loved one,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster. “There’s a huge need for hospice beds in Clarington, this will help families in the area.”