Author: Matt Williams

Apr 2021 | Hospice, News Releases

Island Hospices Step Forward to Start Conversation on Advance Care Planning

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.

Mar 2021 | Events, Hospice, News Releases

On point: stylish gift boxes support Victoria Hospice and local merchants

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.

Mar 2021 | Hospice

A daughter honours parents through a legacy of compassionate care

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 […]

Feb 2021 | Hospice, Staff

Bearing Witness to Suffering and Joy

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.

Feb 2021 | Hospice

Victoria Hospice Staff Co-Author Seminal Research

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).

Dec 2020 | 40th Anniversary, Hospice

Video: Celebrating 40 Years of Care

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.

Dec 2020 | Hospice, News Releases

Victoria Hospice Accredited with Commendation

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.

Nov 2020 | Hospice

Letter: “Even in her absence, Mum continues to guide and inspire us, leading us to healing.”

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.

Sep 2020 | Hospice

Victoria Hospice Releases 2019-2020 Annual Report

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.

Aug 2020 | Staff

Victoria Hospice Announces New Medical Director

We are pleased to announce that Amy Tan, MD MSc CCFP (PC) FCFP has accepted the role of Medical Director, beginning November 16th, 2020.