Island Health - End of Life Care

Overview of programs and Services: 
Our focus is on comfort rather than curing an illness. We try to ease symptoms and suffering for those living with a life-limiting illness. We foster compassion, comfort and dignity to give dying people and their families the best quality of life.

Your hospice palliative care team includes:
you and your family , your physician , volunteers, social workers and counsellors, nurses, pharmacists, spiritual care consultant, personal care workers and others as needed.

What languages are your services offered in?:

Is your program designated as a hospice palliative care program/service?:

What population of hospice palliative care patients/clients does your program/service currently serve?:
All Ages

What are your admission/referral criteria?:
Varied depending on the service

Your hospice palliative care program/service provides support and/or care for the following:
Care for all conditions

How would you answer the following question if asked by a patient, client, resident and/or family? "What can you do for me?":
Depending on you or your family member's care needs, we have an aray of programs and services designed to meet your needs. Additionally we work closely local community organizations and hospice societies to support the needs of patients and families across the care continuum.

Contact Information

PO Box 940, 401 Molliet Street
Parksville,  British Columbia
V9P 2G9
Contact Name: Jill Gerke
Phone: 250-951-9523


Acute Care Hospital
Chronic / Long Term Care Facility
Dedicated Hospice Palliative Care Unit
Nursing Home or skilled Nursing Facility
Out-Patient Clinic
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