CT Funding For Hospice Care Facility OKd

March 24, 2016

The State Bond Commission has approved $600,000 for construction of a new Center for Hospice Care facility in Norwich, Rep. Emmett D. Riley (D-Norwich) announced Thursday.

“This critical money will bridge the funding gap for a project that is much needed in Norwich as well as in eastern Connecticut, and I thank the bond commission and Governor Dannel Malloy for their approval,” Riley said after the commission approved the funding Thursday.

“The new hospice care facility will provide a home-like environment, allowing patients to receive expert end-of-life care. It will allow families to visit and gather any time of day or night and even spend the night in their loved one’s suite,” Riley said.

The $600,000 is a grant-in-aid and will go toward the design of the new facility, Riley said.

Center for Hospice Care has committed to raising $7.5 million to build and begin operating what will be eastern Connecticut’s first Hospice House facility. Fundraising for the project began in May 2015, and the plan for the project calls for breaking ground later this year.