The Victoria Hospice Society provides end-of-life care focused on palliative treatment with an interdisciplinary team that provides comfort for patients and support for their family.
They provide care at their 17-bed Inpatient Unit at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. They offer special touches like a 24-hour unrestricted family and friends visiting policy (including pets), a family lounge area, an open kitchen, and private meditation rooms.
They provide care in the community with their Palliative Response Team (PRT) that provides short-term crisis consultation and treatment, 24/7. A nurse and counsellor see to the needs of the patient and their families, with on-call access to a palliative care physician.
They provide bereavement services following the death of a loved one. Their bereavement team offers counselling to anyone in the community who is suffering loss, regardless of a prior connection to Victoria Hospice. Thanks to generous support from the community, support is available for individuals, groups, and families.
Over 300 volunteers play an essential role in their success. Volunteers provide companionship and support to patients and families on the inpatient unit, in the community, and through the bereavement program. They also help with fundraising events, our Rooftop Garden, and office administration.