Author: Jen Cooper

Nov 2021 | Hospice

Resounding generosity: $1M legacy donation from Olga Yakimovich

Victoria Hospice is pleased to announce a $1M donation from the estate of Olga Yakimovich, a leader in the local construction industry and a beloved mother and grandmother.

Elan, Susan and grandson Felix
Nov 2021 | Hospice

“With each gift, I am honouring my mom and making compassionate end-of-life care possible for families like ours.”

Elan’s mom Susan spent four days in hospice after having received a devastating cancer diagnosis just ten months earlier. Elan’s gratitude for the care her family experienced is what inspired her to join our Gifts of Gratitude Fall Giving Campaign.

Nov 2021 | Hospice

Researchers invite patient priorities for psilocybin-assisted therapy studies

A research coalition including Victoria Hospice, TheraPsil, other clinicians, and end-of-life specialists is interested in generating evidence that explores the use of psilocybin in the compassionate treatment of end-of-life emotional distress. In this PRE-research study, we want to ensure future research activities reflect patient priorities and interests.

Nov 2021 | Hospice

No matter how old: Grief support for children and youth

If you are old enough to love, you are old enough to grieve. But no one, including children and youth, should have to grieve alone. Victoria Hospice recognizes the unique ways young people experience grief and loss on National Children’s Grief Awareness Day on November 18. “We want the community to know although the experience […]

Oct 2021 | Hospice

Potential New Site for Victoria Hospice

The Greater Victoria School District has entered into an agreement to potentially sell 1.9 acres of land south of Lansdowne Middle School to the Victoria Hospice Society for $2.5 million. The triangular-shaped property is adjacent to the south campus of Lansdowne Middle School, formerly Richmond Elementary School.

Hospice Nurses
May 2021 | Hospice, News Releases

Victoria Hospice calls for support on the frontline of compassion

“Palliative care isn’t only about managing symptoms and making people physically comfortable. It’s about closeness and humanity. It’s about helping families through the hardest days of their lives,” says Victoria Hospice Medical Director Dr. Amy Tan.

Apr 2021 | Hospice

Meeting the tsunami of grief

News from the bereavement services frontline at Victoria Hospice. When we think about the death of a loved one, most of us picture ourselves at their bedside. We want to be there with our loving presence to comfort and reassure them.

Feb 2021 | Hospice

Hospice provides compassion in a time of COVID

"Victoria Hospice should be celebrating 40 years of providing end-of-life care for south Island residents. It can’t, which means another year of flying under the radar for the staff and volunteers who have made Victoria Hospice a North American leader in the area of palliative care since it started in 1980." - Travis Paterson, Oak Bay News

Dec 2020 | Hospice

Victoria Hospice’s Flagship Program Successfully Shifts to Online Format

By June 2020, we recognized that the public health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant we had to adjust the delivery of our Fall PCMI program to an online format. “It was such a short time frame in which to pivot. But we were eager to embrace the flexibility of an online format and, of course, ensure everyone’s safety. That was priority number one.”

Nov 2020 | Hospice

Oak Bay proclaims Hospice Day Nov. 21

Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch has proclaimed Nov. 21, 2020 Hospice Day in Oak Bay.