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Medical director appointed for Hospice Vaughan facility

Dr. Vincent Maida a pioneer in developing palliative care services in region

April 27, 2018
Simone Joseph

Dr. Vincent Maida has been appointed medical director of Hospice Vaughan’s soon-to-be-built, 10-bed residential facility and Centre of Excellence for Hospice and Palliative Care.

Currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2019, the facility will include a 10-bed residential hospice, family support and bereavement services, and visiting hospice services. It will serve as a community hub.

Maida is a consultant in palliative medicine and wound management at the William Osler Health System in Toronto, where he established its first palliative care unit in 1997 and served as its founding medical director. He has been a pioneer in developing palliative care services in York Region, and served as chief palliative care consultant between 2000 and 2004. Maida created Vaughan’s first home-visiting palliative medicine service.

Maida has also been serving as a member of the Hospice Vaughan board of directors since 2012.

Maida was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal in 2002, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 for his work in palliative care and wound management, and overall contributions to Canadian society. Since 1995, the non-profit organization Hospice Vaughan has been providing support to individuals facing a terminal illness or the loss of a loved one.