Hospice and End-of Life-Care
End-of-life care is provided in dedicated palliative care rooms in many of our care homes, as well as in hospice. These spaces address the private and sensitive care needs of patients, residents and families.
St. Michael’s Centre Hospice
Through the St. Michael’s Refresh Project, common areas in this 16-bed hospice will be refreshed to offer greater comfort and privacy for families watching over loved ones. Room décor will be updated in the main living room, the Gerald J. Herkel Library and a solarium that overlooks David Gray Park adjacent to the site. New furniture, art work and other decorative touches are also planned to create a homelike atmosphere for all.
Tapestry Foundation supported Marion Hospice until its closure in September 2013.
The closure of this hospice was to make way for construction of a new hospice at 33rd and Heather Street in Vancouver, site of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital. As part of the BC Ministry of Health’s Provincial End-of-Life Care Action Plan, funding was provided to Tapestry Foundation to support this initiative.
At present, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is determining future needs for end-of-life care in the region, and how best to support BC Government plans to double the number of hospice beds by 2020.
As a key partner in VCH planning, Providence Health Care envisions using government funding provided to Tapestry Foundation to support hospice or end-of-life care initiatives at existing Providence sites. This vision will depend on regional plans and timelines determined by Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence.
While regional plans have changed, Tapestry Foundation remains committed to supporting end-of-life care at Providence sites. We are thankful to donors who supported our initial fundraising efforts to build a new Marion Hospice, and we will communicate further information as regional plans are developed.
For more information about Tapestry Foundation’s support of end-of-life care, call the Tapestry Foundation office at 604.806.9480.