Our History

 

The Rotary Club of Stratford convened a public meeting October 2013 which resulted in a steering committee being struck to determine the feasibility of creating a residential hospice for Perth County.

 

Supported by Rotary, the steering committee did its research and in November 2014 submitted a proposal to the South West LHIN.

 

It took some time for the South West LHIN to determine if Perth would need Residential Hospice beds.  As Perth is part of the sub LHIN area of Huron Perth, the LHIN ultimately required a joint Residential Hospice proposal for the counties of Huron and Perth.

 

The LHIN decided to strike a hospice sub-committee to develop a Huron Perth Solution and in March 2016 a sub-committee began meeting to create a joint unified proposal resulting in the hiring of consultant Lough Barnes.

 

In November 2016 Lough Barnes submitted its report. LHIN staff reviewed and submitted it to the LHIN board February 21 2017. The board approved operational funding for a 4-bed hospice in Clinton and a 6-bed hospice in Stratford. The Stratford site will be a new building co-located with Tri-County Mennonite Homes’ Greenwood Court facility.

 

In recognition of the Rotary Club of Stratford’s leading support for a local hospice and its commitment to help raise substantial funds for the project, the new local hospice will be officially named the Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice.

 

July 2017 the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care announced up to $200,000 capital funding per operational bed. We have applied for the this funding which requires approval of our building plans before tendering the project. If that approval does not come soon enough to begin construction this fall, we will break ground March 2018 and the hospice is will open for residents January 2019.

 

Stratford Perth Hospice Foundation has been incorporated with the responsibility of:

  •  Constructing a residential hospice
  •  Ensuring funds raised in Perth are expended on the Stratford Perth Hospice


Raising the capital to:

  •  Build the hospice
  •  Equip the hospice
  •  Fund the operating gap between the money the province provides for nursing costs and the actual operating costs which includes expenses such as utilities, food, supplies, and administration
  • Ensure long-term viability

 

 

Thank You Leadership Donors!

 

City of Stratford
$1,500,000

 

Rotary Club of Stratford

$440,000