"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
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.”
Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch has proclaimed Nov. 21, 2020 Hospice Day in Oak Bay.
In Victoria Times Colonist op-ed honouring National Bereavement Day on Nov. 17, CEO Kevin Harter says we can meet this current pandemic of grief with kindness and connection.
Victoria Hospice invites everyone to join together to celebrate the lives of people we have lost. Celebrate a Life launches on National Bereavement Day.
Victoria Hospice joins with the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) to observe National Bereavement Day in Canada Nov. 17, 2020.
The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller has contributed $430,000 over the past eight years to support hospice counselling services in our community.
When grief and loss leave you empty handed, picking up a pen can help. That’s what Diane Scott found after losing her partner, Shelley, to cancer in June 2019. She joined Victoria Hospice’s journal writing group, which offered one way to express and explore the grief she was experiencing.
The British Columbia Hospice Palliative Care Association calls for hospice volunteers to be deemed essential for the future of quality hospice palliative care and be recognized as essential positions during and post COVID19.
A new report from the Provincial Hospice Working Group (PHWG), proposes a series of actions to prepare hospice organizations to work together to address the needs of British Columbians affected by aging and serious illnesses in local communities.