Date: March 4th Time: 03:00 pm For: Family members of a person who has died an expected death in the past 36 months, at home, in hospital...
NOHS relies heavily on the generosity of our community, and it is donations like yours that continue to allow our staff and volunteers to perform our work.
“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” – Cicely Saunders, hospice movement pioneer
In addition to providing quality end-of-life care, NOHS provides grief and bereavement counselling to hundreds of individuals each year and has expanded into children and youth counselling. This year, we also implemented a dedicated free 24/7 end-of-life navigator service for anyone who needs support to better understand and move through the healthcare system from diagnosis of a palliative or life limiting illnesses through to support for those grieving.
“You guys do incredibly difficult work here and we can’t imagine having a more thoughtful, gentle, kind, loving and compassionate team, thank you from our deepest hearts.” (Family Quote)
Our Nav-Care program is training more volunteers to go out into the community and help people with life limiting illness navigate the complexities of the health care system to get those individuals the help they require.
In addition to end-of-life care, NOHS also had a 38% increase in respite care in the last 2 years, providing relief for fatigued care givers and supporting clients to better manage their pain and symptoms, so that they are able to confidently and comfortably return home and continue their journey.
NOHS is grateful for the support received from the BC government through Interior Health Authority for the operation of the hospice beds, but we still require significant fundraising to meet community demands.
Any contribution you make during this campaign will be put toward the delivery of our residential Hospice care, and the community programming discussed above.
Lisa Matthews, BScN MPH