Category: Hospice

Jun 2020 | Events, Hospice, News Releases

Virtual Garden Tour Raises Funds for End-of-life Care

Victoria Hospice celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone, they aim to raise $40,000 for this year’s Teeny Tiny Garden Tour Virtual Edition, launching on Sunday, June 14th.

May 2020 | Hospice

A War Hero and an Inspiration

Margaret Brooke was a remarkable woman who lived a remarkable and inspiring life. Margaret joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in 1942. On October 14, 1942

May 2020 | Hospice, Nursing

National Nursing Week: “To the Hands and Hearts that Care”

A famous expression says, “not all heroes wear capes.” This National Nursing Week, that statement is especially true. At Victoria Hospice, our heroes wear many things including a compassionate, caring smile.

Apr 2020 | Hospice

Video: Why Advance Care Planning is Important

Produced by our Education and Research Department, this video helps explain what Advance Care Planning is and it's importance.

Apr 2020 | Hospice

Living with Loss in Isolating Times

In these uncertain times concerning COVID-19, please know that Victoria Hospice is here to support you. ‘Social and physical distancing’ and staying at home can be isolating, but we our team of trained professionals is still available to provide support.

Mar 2020 | Hospice

Victoria Hospice’s Response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we are actively monitoring the situation closely. We know that our community is concerned and we share your concerns. We want you to know that ensuring the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is paramount.

Nov 2019 | Hospice

Honouring the Legacy of Jerry Blumenschein

Jerry was born in Calgary in 1928. At the age of 21, he decided to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force to become a fighter pilot, as there was an increasing need for pilots with the onset of the Korean War.

Oct 2019 | Hospice, Nursing

Victoria Hospice Hosts Visiting Palliative Care Nurse from India

In September, Victoria Hospice hosted a visiting senior palliative care nurse Immaraju Swarup, from Hyderabad, India, to conduct a two-week observership...

Aug 2019 | Events, Hospice

Cycle of Life Tour Soars Past Fundraising Goal

This year’s Cycle of Life Tour set an all-time fundraising high, raising over $280,000 for hospice care across Vancouver Island. The weekend saw over 100 cyclists ride in support of eight hospices across Vancouver Island.

Apr 2019 | Hospice, Staff

Victoria Hospice Staffing Update

At the end of February, 2019, Wendy Wainwright, a nationally-recognized champion of psychosocial care, retired after 36 years of dedicated service to Victoria Hospice...