What is Victoria Hospice’s position on Medical Assistance in Dying?

Legislation governing Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) was passed by the Federal Parliament on June 17, 2016. This means MAiD is now legal in Canada when provided within the purview of the legislation. As a partially publicly funded healthcare institution we are obliged to follow the law, therefore when patients enquire about MAiD within our programs, we provide them with information in an unbiased way. For more information on MAiD please visit the Island Health website.

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.