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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Providing Quality Hospice Palliative Care to Francophones

Sept. 12, 2017 -- Maison McCulloch Hospice held its Annual General Meeting September 11, at the Pied du Rocher Restaurant at Collège Boréal. Following the AGM, staff announced that the hospice has been officially designated under the French Language Services (FLS) Act - to offer French language services which are equivalent in quality and availability to the services that are offered in English.
Celebrating the milestone with the hospice (from left to right): Monique Rocheleau and Anne Proulx-Séguin with the Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l’Ontario (Réseau); Léo Lefebvre, Maison McCulloch Hospice (MMH) Board Director; Gisèle Paquette, MMH Board Chair; Michel Démoré, Chair of French Language Services, MMH; Kim Morris, North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) Board Director; Léo Therrien, Executive Director, MMH; Monique Lapalme, French Language Services Officer with the NE LHIN; and Paul Lefebvre, Sudbury MP.
Morris spoke about how the NE LHIN, in collaboration with the Réseau, is committed to supporting health service providers in the planning of services in French.
“This designation reinforces the NE LHIN’s commitment to better serve Francophones in the region,” said Morris. “This will ensure that people will continue to receive quality hospice palliative care in both French and English in the Sudbury-Manitoulin District.”
“Maison McCulloch Hospice is very proud to be officially designated under the French Language Services Act,” said Léo Therrien, Executive Director, Maison McCulloch Hospice. “Providing programs and services in both official languages has always been a priority for the Sudbury Hospice. Many thanks to the French Language Services Committee who worked on this endeavour.”
"Maison McCulloch Hospice has always been at the forefront of ensuring equitable access to French language services to its clients. The designation demonstrates its ongoing commitment to respond to the needs of its clients,” said Diane Quintas, Executive Director of the Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l'Ontario. “On behalf of the Réseau, we would like to congratulate the Board and staff on their accomplishment.”
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