SCUGOG: Construction has begun at the future home of Oak Ridges Hospice, following the announcement of funding for an 8-bed hospice by the Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. The ground-breaking was held at the future home of the site, with the Board of Oak Ridges Hospice, Capital Campaign Chair Anne Wright, Mayor Bobbie Drew, and MPP Lindsey Park, who gathered together to celebrate the occasion. The Board of Directors of Oak Ridges Hospice gave the green light to J.J. McGuire General Contractors to start construction and pour building foundations after receiving approval from the Ministry of Health and the foundation permit from Scugog Township. “The Board of Directors is excited to see construction begin on the site of Oak Ridges Hospice. This is the culmination of years of hard work, and the direct result of the generosity of our donors and community supporters. Soon, we’ll stand together, celebrating the opening of our Hospice home,”, says Board Chair Dr. Steven Russell. The majority of the construction costs must be funded by donations and grants. The “Building for Compassionate Care” Capital Campaign for Oak Ridges Hospice has entered the final phase, with a goal of raising an additional $2 Million to complete construction of the larger 8-bed facility and begin a sustainability fund. You can join the community movement to build Oak Ridges Hospice; a place where people facing end-of-life can be supported in their final journey, surrounded by compassionate care. Please help Oak Ridges Hospice by supporting the “Building for Compassionate Care” campaign. To learn more about Oak Ridges Hospice, visit www.oakridgehospice.com.