Ensuring our wishes and values for our future health care starts simply, with a conversation. On Friday, April 16th, the Vancouver Island Federation of Hospices (VIFOH) will host experts from across Vancouver Island to help individuals take the first step in Advance Care Planning.
Fashion-forward Victoria Hospice supporters know compassion never goes out of style. With end-of-life care needs magnified by the pandemic, it’s more important than ever before.
Written by Gayle Wigmore My parents, Grace and Bill Wigmore, were great supporters of Victoria Hospice and donated to the organization for many years. I was first introduced to Victoria Hospice when my dad invited me to attend a Victoria Hospice Donor Appreciation Tea with him. My mom had always enjoyed going with him in […]
A life-limiting diagnosis can turn your world upside-down. Coming to terms with a loved one’s illness and end-of-life care can be world-shattering for families too. Our community counsellors provide registered Victoria Hospice patients and families with emotional support and strategies to help people live as well as they can throughout their end-of-life journey.
Congratulations to Victoria Hospice's Marney Thompson and Betty Anderson on the publication of seminal research they co-authored with Rosanne Beuthin (Island Health), Anne Bruce and Sarah Lundy (University of Victoria).
As the year 2020, and Victoria Hospice's 40th year, winds down, we take a look back on our 40 Years of Care. Plus, a special message from Victoria Hospice's staff and board of directors.
Victoria Hospice is proud to announce we have achieved accreditation with commendation from Accreditation Canada. The decision follows a thorough assessment of our services and evaluation against national standards.
We were just kids when our family experienced Hospice for the first time. Our Dad was diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumour in 1997. Everything happened so fast and we are eternally grateful that Victoria Hospice was there for us.
The 2019-2020 year was one of significant growth and milestones for Victoria Hospice. Read about these milestones in our 2019-2020 Annual Report and about the people and compassion that help provide quality palliative and end-of-life care for all.
We are pleased to announce that Amy Tan, MD MSc CCFP (PC) FCFP has accepted the role of Medical Director, beginning November 16th, 2020.