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  How is Hospice Funded?
All residential hospices in Ontario receive partial funding from the government and must raise the remaining dollars needed to meet their overall operating budget.
Chatham-Kent Hospice receives $1,050,000 annually from the Erie St.Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to be used for direct medical costs only. For our hospice, this covers the cost of salary and benefits for our clinical staff.
In order to raise the additional funds needed, the Chatham-Kent Hospice has a separate foundation.
The Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and the funds for Chatham-Kent Hospice to help families live the important experiences of end-of-life. Their vision is ensuring exceptional end-of-life care now and in the future.The Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation raises funds to cover approximately 50% of the annual operating budget.This means we need to raise on average $106,000 every month.
To help keep our operating costs as low as possible and make the most of donors dollars, we utilize over 200 volunteers and have collaborated with St. Andrew’s Residence in Chatham. By sharing administrative resources such as purchasing, payroll, human resources, housekeeping, maintenance and an Executive Director we are able to reduce our annual operating costs. Hospice direct services, both medical and non-medical, remain separate and completely focused on end of life care.
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