Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch has proclaimed Nov. 21, 2020 Hospice Day in Oak Bay.
The District of Oak Bay proclamation highlights Victoria Hospice’s 40-year history of enhancing the quality of life for people facing life-limiting illness, death, and bereavement.
The proclamation acknowledges the medical, nursing and psychosocial care and support provided by Victoria Hospice staff.
“WHEREAS the courage and resilience of Victoria Hospice’s frontline teams during the pandemic is more than laudable; they support isolated patients when families cannot be present, provide the best possible end-of-life care while observing strict protocols, develop new ways to provide virtual bereavement services and psychosocial support, and demonstrate the commitment to excellence that has been a hallmark of Victoria Hospice for forty years,” the proclamation states.
Victoria Hospice CEO Kevin Harter says the longstanding support of the Oak Bay community has been key to its success.
“We’re grateful for the tremendous support from residents across the District of Oak Bay. Since its inception in 1980, Oak Bay community members have supported Hospice with their generosity through donations of time and funds,” he says. “We are delighted by this honour and offer the District our sincere thanks.”
Mayor Murdoch also extends support for Hospice and the community on National Bereavement Day, which falls on Nov. 17 this year.
“I encourage everyone to take part in Victoria Hospice’s Celebrate a Life virtual events, extending care and compassion for everyone who may be grieving at this time of year, including yourselves,” he says.