Hospice care is a philosophy of care, not just a place. On any given day, over 400 people are registered with Victoria Hospice. Most Victoria Hospice patients receive care in their own homes. This is possible through our partnership with Vancouver Island Health Authority’s Home & Community Care and Home Support Services. Our Victoria Hospice on-call Palliative Response Team (PRT) provides short-term crisis consultation and treatment at home, day or night, for problems that might otherwise require stressful and expensive admission to hospital. Together with Community Counsellors, Spiritual Care and Volunteers, PRT is also available to help support death at home.
Victoria Hospice palliative care can also be provided, when necessary, in the beautifully refurbished homelike setting of our 17-bed palliative care In-Patient Unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Our palliative care staff also frequently provide specific medical consultations to patients and staff in other health care facilities throughout the community.