About Us

Making every moment count.

North Okanagan Hospice Society believes in quality of life. We support people with a palliative diagnosis, their family, and the bereaved. When medical intervention can no longer add days to life, we strive to add more life to each day.

  • We operate Hospice House, a 12-bed palliative care facility in Vernon.
  • We provide short-term respite care to palliative patients.
  • We have trained volunteers who support residents at Hospice House.
  • We offer grief and bereavement services to anyone anticipating or dealing with the loss of a significant person in their life.
  • We engage, inform, educate, and support individuals with a life-limiting illness, their family, caregivers, professionals, and the community about hospice palliative care.

Programs and services are offered to citizens of the North Okanagan. Confidential referrals to NOHS may be made through Community Care Nursing, physicians, family or friends. Individuals can also self-refer.

The Society was incorporated in 1984 as a charitable organization with the purpose of supporting those with a palliative diagnosis, their loved ones and the bereaved. Initially formed as a small volunteer organization with a visiting program, the Society is currently recognized as a leader in the development and delivery of comprehensive hospice palliative care services.

Bylaws - 2017