Wheatland County working towards new hospice in Strathmore | DrumhellerMail
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Wheatland County working towards new hospice in Strathmore

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The Wheatland & Area Hospice Society (WAHS) is planning to better serve the community, and greater region, with the most viable end-of-life care achievable, with a new hospice in Strathmore.
In a letter written on Friday, February 16, 2024, to the Village of Hussar’s Mayor Les Schultz, the President of WAHS Joni McNeely asks council members to demonstrate strong support of the project in a letter to present Alberta Health Minister Adriana LaGrange with.
“The Wheatland & Area Hospice Society has been fundraising for eight years to open a hospice in Strathmore. With the design completed and work ready to begin, we are looking for partners who can help with operational funding,” states McNeely in the letter. “We are looking to show Alberta Health there is a need for such a facility in our community and that the local leadership supports the project.”
The new hospice will deliver and provide the best end-of-life care, ensuring the same level of care for rural Albertans in the region that those in larger communities receive, and keeping people and their families closer to home.
“We believe the hospice Wheatland & Area Hospice Society is proposing will immensely benefit our community and will help your government support rural healthcare, increase front-line services, and ensure our community remain viable, all at a lower cost to the provincial treasury than other options,” it states in a preempted letter for Hussar council to review, sign and forward to Minister LaGrange.
M3 Development LTD project managers, Derek Weiss Consultant and the Wheatland Housing Management Body Building Committee are all working together to oversee the entirety of the project.

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