17.3 C
Niagara Falls
Friday, September 29, 2023
NOTL Palliative Care opens new offices beside Simpson’s Pharmacy in Virgil
NOTL Palliative Care's psychosocial consultant Geoff Straw, executive director Bonnie Bagnulo, MPP Wayne Gates and palliative care board of directors member Joan Hyatt were all in celebration of the new palliative care offices. (JULIA SACCO)

After five years of searching, Niagara-on-the-Lake Palliative Care has found a new home. 

On Friday, the group held an open house welcoming the community to their new location next to Simpson’s Pharmacy on Niagara Stone Road.

“We’re completely thrilled with our new location, it’s so much brighter,” said Bonnie Bagnulo, the executive director of NOTL Palliative Care. 

Bagnulo said the new space, which has four separate offices, will be able to better accommodate all the organization’s new programming.

“It’s more conducive in speaking to our patients who are vulnerable and experiencing progressive life-limiting illness,” said Bagnulo, noting the offices provide them more privacy.

Bagnulo joined the palliative care team back in 2018 as the group was moving into the hospital.

They’ve been trying to find a new home since then.

“It’s taken a long time to finally land here, and we’re comfortable,” she said.

Sean Simpson of Simpson’s Pharmacy eagerly welcomes the team to the medical centre as another service provided in the building. 

“It’s a great group from a community perspective,” he said.

Offering their new caregiver and pet loss programs, bereavement walks as well as sound healing and alternative therapies, Bagnulo said the new space will allow for NOTL Palliative Care to better serve the town.

“We’ve got an open door policy, so people can come in right off of the reception area and ask any questions that they want,” she said.

“We hope to be able to reach everyone, St. Davids, Virgil, Queenston and Glendale included.” 

Subscribe to our mailing list