Media Advisory - Canada's First Hospice Village Celebrates Opening of New Residential Homes

    WINDSOR, April 14 /CNW/ - The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County will
celebrate the opening of a newly built 8-bed residential homes for people with
life-threatening illnesses with a special ceremony. Honoured guests will
include the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, George Smitherman, Windsor
MPPs Dwight Duncan and Sandra Pupatello, civic and regional leaders, patients
and the general public. The ceremony will feature live music, an honour guard,
procession and giant ribbon cutting.
    The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County provides an entire range of
compassionate care services to patients, families and caregivers from the
point of pre-diagnosis through the palliative stage. The Hospice Village
includes the new Residential Homes, the Wellness Centre, the Pain and Symptom
Management Clinic and the Children's House.

      DATE:      Monday, April 16, 2007

      TIME:      10:00 a.m. Tours and reception to follow at 11:15 a.m.

      LOCATION:  6038 Empress Street, Windsor, Ontario


    Founded in 1979, the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County is Canada's
largest community-based Palliative Care agency. To date, our innovative
programs and services have supported and educated more than 30,000 people. For
more information please visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Inquiries: Mary-Jo Rusu, Public Relations
Consultant, (519) 974-7100, ext 2212

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