Media Release – County Invests in Building Up Residential Hospice Care

November 7, 2023

Midhurst/November 6, 2023 – This morning, County of Simcoe Councillors joined representatives from the Simcoe County Hospital Alliance at Hospice Huronia in Penetanguishene to celebrate the County’s nearly $500,000 investment to support
local residential hospice services across the region.

Photo Caption: Representatives from County of Simcoe Council and the Simcoe County Hospice Alliance joined at Hospice Huronia in Penetanguishene to celebrate the County of Simcoe’s continued support of building up residential hospice capacity across the region. 

This year’s allocation of was issued in the following amounts to Alliance partners:

• Matthews House Hospice – $177,609
• Hospice Georgian Triangle – $134, 799
• Mariposa House Hospice – $96, 336
• Hospice Simcoe – $139, 656

The Alliance was formed to look at regional planning and project capital needs across Simcoe County for area hospice centres. This group is comprised of representatives from Hospice Georgian Triangle in Collingwood, Hospice Huronia in Midland, Mariposa House Hospice in Orillia, Matthews House Hospice in Alliston, and Hospice Simcoe in Barrie. From 2017 to 2019, the County also provided $1.5 million as part of its previous three-year commitment towards creating greater access.

Hospice palliative care aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying. Residential hospices provide expert care to patients, families, and friends at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.


“Hospice is a care area that requires attention and funding support. County Council is pleased to lend a hand and to invest in building up residential hospice care to help ensure that our residents and their families receive the high quality of care they deserve at end of life.”
~ County of Simcoe Warden Basil Clarke

“Capital funding for hospice residences is crucial – each hospice is a small, charitable organization that relies on donated and public funds to provide exceptional end-of-life care to residents and their families and friends. It means so much that the County of Simcoe recognizes the value of this care in each of our communities and is willing to support us with important capital projects that are necessary to ensure sustainability.”
~ Annalise Stenekes, Executive Director, Mariposa House Hospice

About County of Simcoe
County of Simcoe is composed of 16 member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents, in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at

About Hospice Simcoe
For the dying and the bereaved, Hospice Simcoe provides compassionate, expert care and services to ease the pain – before during and after their journey. We provide Home Visiting, Residential Care and Bereavement Support. Our 10 private bedroom residence is located in Barrie and there is no cost for any of our services.  Hospice Simcoe is a registered charity that relies on donations from the community for more than 50 per cent of our operating costs. For more information visit

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Hospice Simcoe
Fund Development Contact:
Marilyn Guest
(705) 722-5995 ext. 245
[email protected]

County of Simcoe
Manager, Public Relations:
Collin Matanowitsch
(705) 734-8386 (mobile)
[email protected]a

County of Simcoe
Sr. Public Relations Consultant:
Jennifer Straw
(705) 790-5979 (mobile)
[email protected]

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