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.
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.”
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.
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.