The Province has provided $240,000 for improved hospice palliative care services in White Rock/South Surrey.
The BC Centre for Palliative Care distributed the funding to the White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society towards development of its new supportive-care centre that will support patients and families requiring hospice care across White Rock and South Surrey and those who will use the new hospice beds being built in White Rock. Eight of the beds will be new, while seven are replacing existing hospice beds within Peace Arch Hospital. The supportive-care centre will provide training to volunteers to support all patients and families in the new hospice facility.
The supportive-care centre, being built near Peace Arch Hospital, will house the society's volunteer-training program and grief-support programs and services.
“The White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society offers an important service to the families in our community,” said Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg. “The funding that they are receiving will help ensure that the hospice staff and patients are supported by its new care centre.”
“This funding support will mean those receiving care through the White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society continue to receive the caring services that help ensure their comfort and dignity,” said Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Stephanie Cadieux. “I am glad to see the hospice receive this additional support.”
“The BC Centre for Palliative Care is excited that White Rock/South Surrey is getting a new hospice facility, and we’re pleased to provide funding to support the education and activities that will provide training for staff and volunteers to ensure an appropriate level of care,” said Dr. Doris Barwich, executive director, BC Centre for Palliative Care.
The BC Centre for Palliative Care was established in 2013 by the Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability to support palliative and end-of-life care practices based on evidence, education and innovation to improve and support care for those living with and dying from serious illness and their families.
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To learn more about supports offered by the Province for end-of-life care, visit: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/accessing-health-care/home-community-care/care-options-and-cost/end-of-life-care
To find out more about hospice palliative care in Fraser Health, visit: http://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-professionals/professional-resources/hospice-palliative-care/
More information on the BC Centre for Palliative Care can be found at: www.bc-cpc.ca