Last week, the Kingsville Lions Club generously donated $5000 to the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus!
The Kingsville Lions Club team has been beyond generous, continuously helping our Foundation support the needs of both Erie Shores HealthCare and the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus.
Thank you Kingsville Lions Club for your dedication to helping us provide the best quality care.

On Friday, February 10th, the Italian Choir of Leamington presented Erie Shores Health Foundation with $10,000 dedicated to the MRI coming to Erie Shores HealthCare!

The MRI machine will be a life-changing addition to ESHC and impact all generations in our community.

The Italian Choir of Leamington shares our vision for compassionate care close to home and recognizes the pressing need for MRI locally.

The Italian Choir of Leamington has donated over $27,000 to Erie Shores Health Foundation in the last 3 years.

Kids Curing Cancer hosted their Pasta Dinner & Music Night at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery on Saturday, February 11th.
The event raised a record amount of $13,015.85 and featured so many talented music artists including Kids Curing Cancer’s very own!
Erie Shores Health Foundation is honoured to be partnered with this group. The event was a true reflection of their hard work and the reason behind their drive.
Kids Curing Cancer will make their annual donation to the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus in March (their Grandpa’s birthday month).

Article below taken from the Southpoint Sun:

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On Thursday, February 9th, 2023, The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County announced that capacity across all Residences has been increased from 20 to 23 beds, adding 2 beds to the Hospice, Windsor Campus Residence and 1 bed to the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus Residence.

Overall, this expansion means enhanced palliative care and peace of mind for our community at large.

Erie Shores Health Foundation proudly funds operating costs of the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus Residence and Welcome Centre. For more information on what Erie Shores Health Foundation support, CLICK HERE.

-Information Below Taken From The Hospice of Windsor and Essex


The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County is proud to announce the addition of three new patient suites, increasing the total number of our Hospice beds to 23.

In November of 2022, the Ministry of Health notified Hospice that our organization was selected for 18 months of additional temporary funding under A Plan to Stay Open initiative, with a focus on health system stability and recovery. At that time, Hospice reviewed the Residences and available space, and shortly after, work began to repurpose existing spaces and create additional patient rooms at both the Windsor and Erie Shores Residences. In Windsor, two of the Family Rooms were transformed into patient suites, ensuring similar amenities as the existing rooms. In Erie Shores, one family room was updated in the same way.

“As a not-for-profit healthcare organization, the goal was to move quickly to meet patient needs, while remaining mindful of cost,” says Nancy Brockenshire, Hospice Executive Director. “These additional rooms will help us care for more patients and families in our community, while also supporting our healthcare system as a whole. By moving patients out of Emergency Departments and Hospitals, and into an environment that suits their healthcare needs, these beds will also play a small part in relieving pressures on our healthcare system.”

All of Hospice’s residential beds – the 20 existing beds, as well as these three new temporary ones – are only 50% funded through government support, with the remaining 50% funded through donations, and the generosity of the Windsor-Essex community. “We know the impact our Hospice has on those that would benefit from palliative support, and it is evident that the need is only increasing in our community,” says Brockenshire.

Although the funding for these beds is temporary, Brockenshire hopes that by demonstrating that these beds are consistently full and utilized, this funding could become permanent. “Upon opening these beds, they were filled immediately,” states Brockenshire. “By adding these rooms, it means our Hospice can provide memorable care to more than 120 additional local patients and families over the next 18 months, we would love for that to continue into the future.”


On Saturday, February 4th, Farmer Mac presented Erie Shores Health Foundation with a cheque for $1207.38.
At the end of every pumpkin farming season, you can pick up a pumpkin on Farmer Mac’s doorstep for a donation of your choice.
Farmer Mac donates the funds raised to Erie Shores Health Foundation for the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus in memory of his father.
A special thank you to Farmer Mac & Family and to the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus for your continued compassionate care!

On Friday, January 13th, the Lions Club of Kingsville presented Erie Shores Health Foundation with a cheque for $20,000 directed to Erie Shores HealthCare’s Diagnostic Imaging Renewal Project. Funds were raised from the Lions Club of Kingsville’s first Star Chefs Gala event on November 12th, 2022.
“I want to thank the Lions Club of Kingsville for this very generous donation. With the December announcement that MRI is coming to Erie Shores HealthCare, the Diagnostic Imaging Renewal Project is beyond exciting for our community. While the provincial government has pledged the operating dollars, it’s up to our community to raise the capital funds required. This donation kicks off that effort to bring an enhanced Diagnostic Imaging program to our hospital.” – Kristin Kennedy, President & CEO, Erie Shores HealthCare.

The Lions Club of Kingsville’s cheque presentation was the first of the new year for Erie Shores Health Foundation.

“Receiving this cheque for Diagnostic Imaging at Erie Shores HealthCare is not only the perfect start to the New Year, but also to the lay the groundwork for our Diagnostic Imaging campaign. Erie Shores Health Foundation is very grateful that the Kingsville Lions Club recognized the need for advanced Diagnostic Imaging in our community and dedicated the proceeds from their one-of-a-kind Star Chef’s Gala event to it.” – Debbie Kobayashi, Chair, Erie Shores Health Foundation Board of Directors.

Speaking of firsts, this was the Lions Club of Kingsville’s first annual Star Chefs Gala event. It was chaired by Casey van den Heuval of the Kingsville Lions Club and organized entirely by members of the Kingsville Lions Club. The event on November 12th, 2022 at Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville, ON included fine cuisines from appetizers to desserts prepared and served by members of Eat, Drink, Dine, Kingsville. There was also a variety of great raffle and silent auction prizes donated by fellow organizations throughout the community. The Star Chef’s Gala sold out with a total of 176 guests.

The Lions Club of Kingsville has announced that the second annual Star Chef’s Gala will be hosted on October 13th, 2023 again benefiting Erie Shores HealthCare.

December 13, 2022

ESSEX COUNTY – A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner will be coming to Erie Shores HealthCare (ESHC) that will allow residents to receive the care they need close to home.
The Minister of Health made a province-wide announcement Monday, December 12, 2022, about funding for 27 new MRI machines in Ontario. The MRI is a first for Erie Shores and signals a significant Ontario government investment in the future of the community hospital, which provides care to over 150,000 Essex County residents.

Currently, ESHC patients who need an MRI are transferred to other regional hospitals to receive the test, which can be a disruption in their care. This new MRI, when operational, will greatly enhance the quality of patient care delivered at the hospital, and minimize ER wait times and decrease inpatient lengths of stay.

“This is great news and I want to thank Chatham-Kent Leamington Member of Provincial Parliament Trevor Jones for his support,” said ESHC President and CEO Kristin Kennedy. “I also want to thank all of the staff and physicians who have worked for the last several years to make this project a reality. It’s going to allow the people we serve greater access to care close to home.”

To see full media release, click HERE

A fundraising campaign will soon launch to raise the necessary funds to purchase the equipment and pay for the construction work needed to house it. Watch for more details about this exciting campaign from the Erie Shores Health Foundation.

Bruce Fox used his woodworking talents to build 10 of these bird houses for the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus! In November, 2022, the bird houses were installed outside of each room to be enjoyed by the residents and their visitors. Larry and Bruce, pictured below, installed all of the bird houses themselves! These houses were off the market immediately and have been occupied since!
Thank you, Larry and Bruce, for this beautiful addition to our local hospice.

The Leamington Lions Club generously announced a partnership with Erie Shores Health Foundation in which they will match up to $8000 in donations for ESHF’s #BetterBeds Campaign! This partnership explains the Leamington Lions Club’s dedication to being an active, supportive and inspirational presence in our local community.

The Leamington Lions Club has supported Erie Shores Health Foundation since it was started in 1972. On October 24th, Leamington Lions Club not only announced their $8000 partnership for #BetterBeds, but also gave Erie Shores Health Foundation $3000 for the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus.

The #BetterBeds Campaign

#BetterBeds is an online campaign dedicated to helping us fund the purchase of:

– Four inpatient beds
– One surgical bed, and
– One infant bed warmer
for our Erie Shores HealthCare. As patient demand increases, the need to purchase new beds has become a top priority. Quality beds are essential for the treatment and comfort of our patients. Beds are like a hug for your body. Leamington Lions Club and Erie Shores Health Foundation are dedicated to providing hugs to patients at Erie Shores HealthCare.


On Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, Miss Lizzy’s Foundation, presented Erie Shores Health Foundation with a cheque for $17,500 in support of the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus.

Miss Lizzy’s Foundation is a longtime supporter of ESHF and many other causes across Windsor-Essex. Miss Lizzy’s Foundation holds Miss Lizzy’s Tea a huge high tea luncheon annually. However, the fabulous event had to be put on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions. Despite that, Miss Lizzy’s Foundation strongly believes in the importance of giving and so found alternative, creative ways to raise funds and continue to generously support Erie Shores Health Foundation and the Hospice, Erie Shores Campus.

Of the generous $17,500 donated, Gino DelCiancio, husband of the late Liz DelCiancio, raised $11,155 from holding local car shows (CLICK HERE TO SEE CAR SHOW VIDEO). This is such a unique initiative and a special way to carry on Miss Lizzy’s Foundation’s mission.

ESHF is immensely grateful for our long-running relationship with Miss Lizzy’s Foundation. We are both looking forward to high tea again in the future.