Fundraising for the new Hospice House in North Otago is going really well with the total raised so far being $140,000.
Otago Community Hospice provides a package of community-based services to patients across Otago who are dying, and their families. Last year, hospice staff made 1,900 visits to people out in the community.
Otago Community Hospice chief executive officer Ginny Green said it was pleasing to see such a positive amount of support in Oamaru.
“It’s great to see that people are so interested in the building of the new Hospice House and what services it will offer.”
Hospice House will feature a whole variety of new things and its establishment in Oamaru will be beneficial to the town, Mrs Green said.
“The hospice team are committed to working with the North Otago community to ensure that the services it offers and the Hospice House will meet the needs of the community.”
Mrs Green said she was unsure when the Hospice House would be built in North Otago, but she hoped it would be sometime soon.
“I’m uncertain, but hopefully when we have some more funds raised.”
Last week Ginny Green was in Oamaru to talk to the Rotary Club about Hospice House at The Homestead.
By BRAYDEN LINDSAY
UPDATE: Sarah Hay, Jock Webster, Janet Lindsay, Ginny Green, Brenda Adams and president of the Oamaru Rotary club Tim Burke received an update on Hospice House at The Homestead last week.