Elected Council backs proposal for hospice

OHSWEKEN — Six Nations of the Grand River issued a resolution Tuesday night in support of the community constructing its own palliative care hospice.

The proposed hospice would be a safe space for families caring for loved ones through end of life care plans and would be able to facilitate transfer of band members back to the community in their final days.

In a presentation on the proposed facility at Six Nations of the Grand River General Council meeting on Tuesday night, Lori Monture from Six Nations Home and Community Care noted that it has been a significant year for loss in the community. So far a total of 45 members have passed, all but 4 of those have requested to return home to Six Nations for their end of life care plan. The other four went to the Stedman Hospice in Brantford.

Elected councillors unanimously passed five resolutions supporting the work Monture was proposing — including a motion purchase land, supply capital funds for a building and ongoing funds to maintain the Palliative Care program through Six Nations Health Services – Home and Community Care program.

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