Victoria Hospice Society


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What are your admission/referral criteria?
Note - this is for registration with our program, not admission to our inpatient unit

  • want to register with us
  •  have a palliative diagnosis
  •  live within our geographic area
  •  are registered with Home and Community Nursing Services

How would you answer the following question if asked by a patient, client, resident and/or family?

“What can you do for me?”


The challenge of facing  a life-limiting or palliative diagnosis involves living with uncertainty while still wanting to maintain meaningful control over whatever may lie ahead. At Victoria Hospice, we try to help you find a way through the overwhelming emotional, physical and practical realities of living/coping with your illness. We want to help you and your family address what is most important - symptoms, care needs, spiritual worries, financial concerns, etc. We hope to reach a level of comfort that allows you and your loved ones to make the most of whatever time remains.

Our goal is to help you focus on living with your illness, rather than dying from your illness.

Staff/Service

By Dedicated Staff

Upon Request

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In Home

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Bereavement Support

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Child and Youth Coordinator/Counsellor

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Clinical Counsellors

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Complementary Therapists

 

 

 

 

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Day Program

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Dietitians

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Education

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Educational Coordinators

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Grief Group Facilitator

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Home Consultation Services

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Home Support (Homemaking)

 

 

 

 

Inpatient consultation

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Inpatient Facility (PCU)

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Music Therapists

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Nurses

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Nursing Visits

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Occupational Therapists

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Outpatient Clinics

 

 

 

 

Personal Support Workers

 

 

 

 

Pain & Symptom Management

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Pharmacists    

 

 

 

 

Physicians

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Physician Visits

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Physiotherapists

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Psychologists

 

 

 

 

Quick Response / Emergency Response

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Research

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Respiratory Therapists

 

 

 

 

Respite Care

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Social Workers

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Social Work / Counselling

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Speech / Language Therapists

 

 

 

 

Spiritual / Pastoral Care Workers

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Volunteer Coordinators

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Volunteers

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Volunteer Support

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Our values are the foundation of our culture and our working environment.  Through them, we remain focused on maintaining a patient and family-centred caring work environment.

Our Mission:

To enhance the quality of life for those facing advancing illness, death and bereavement through skilled and compassionate care, education, research and advocacy.

Our Vision: Quality end-of-life care for all.

Our Charter of Values:

Respect: We respect the intrinsic worth of each individual.

Compassion: Compassion underscores all our actions and decision-making. We demonstrate an empathic, non-judgmental manner.  We believe in the power of tender acts of kindness.

Integrity: Integrity forms the basis of personal and professional practice.  We take individual and collective responsibility for our actions.  We are accountable and invite scrutiny.  We are honest and fair in all we do within an ethical framework.

Commitment: Commitment to quality end-of-life care is fundamental to our work and our relationships.  Through our dedication, we honour the people we serve, each other and ourselves.

Collaboration: Collaboration is fundamental to achieving our best work.  Respectful, honest communication, with appreciation for diversity enables us to accomplish together what could not be achieved alone.

Excellence: Through the active pursuit of skills, knowledge, growth and innovation, we achieve our highest personal and professional potential in our unwavering quest for quality end-of-life care.