Vancouver: The B.C. government said seriously ill children and their families receiving care at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice will benefit from improved care and services. 

On Friday, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced $4.5 million to renovate and upgrade the Vancouver hospice facility.

The government said the funding will go toward enhancing patient care rooms, improving the ventilation system, structural repairs to the roof and exterior of the building, making accessibility improvements and creating a new building for administrative functions. 

Construction is expected to be complete by 2025, the province added. 

“No one wants to think about their child requiring hospice care, and when they do need that care, they should be able to focus solely on their child,” said Adrian Dix. 

“The new funding will allow Canuck Place to make needed upgrades to their facility, so that children and their families can continue to receive care in a safe and comfortable space during a vulnerable time in their lives,” he added.

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