SCARBOROUGH — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins delivered remarks at the groundbreaking of a nearly $6 million, 14,550-square-foot hospice center on June 13, praising the importance of the new space as the demand for end-of-life services in Maine increases.

According to a June 14 press release, the space at 390 U.S. Route 1 will serve as the central hub for Hospice of Southern Maine’s clinical team — nurses, social workers and others — who visit approximately 200 patients daily in their homes, up from 130 patients daily just three years ago. 

It will also consolidate more than 120 staff from two other leased buildings.

Hospice of Southern Maine is a non-profit organization that assists more than 1,600 patients annually at patients’ homes, current care facility and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

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