Victoria Hospice is a registered charity that has provided end-of-life care focused on palliative treatment since 1980. Our nurses, counsellors, spiritual caregivers, physicians, and trained volunteers provide comfort for the patient and support for the family, rather than a cure for progressive and life-limiting illness.
Care is offered in patients’ homes, within our 17-bed in-patient unit, and as specific medical consultation to patients in other health care facilities. Over 300 trained volunteers provide companionship and support. Victoria Hospice offers bereavement support to families for up to one year following a death.
Roughly 50 percent of Victoria Hospice's annual operating costs are funded through community donations. Funds are raised from a variety of sources, including private donations, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and fundraising events.
Annual funding priorities are determined by the Victoria Hospice Society. The Victoria Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation stewards and manages endowment and investment funds, principally through the co-operative program with the Victoria Foundation.
Victoria Hospice also gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the BC Gaming Commission.