How does Victoria Hospice support families and friends of our patients?

Our Counselling and Bereavement programs offer support and counselling to patients, family members (including children and teens) or close friends, offering help in coming to terms with advanced illness, death and loss, both before and after a death occurs. Trained professional and volunteer chaplains can provide spiritual support as well. Practical advice about settling estates, wills and funeral planning may also be provided. After the death, the Victoria Hospice Bereavement Services program offers a variety of support groups and services for adults and children, and follows families of registered patients for one year with assessment, grief counselling or bereavement support groups as needed. Learn more about counselling and bereavement services at Victoria Hospice.

Quality palliative and end-of-life care for all: Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing life-limiting illness, death and bereavement through patient and family centred care, education, research and advocacy.