Like other life events we all have in common, we have expectations of what our own experience with dying will be. Most of us hope that those we love will be around us, and that we will be free of pain, comfortable, cared for and at peace. The Comox Valley Hospice Society has been a tangible expression of compassion in the Comox Valley for over 30 years. With a team of dedicated care professionals and trained volunteers, compassionate care and support are offered free of charge to people in the Comox Valley who are dying, coping with life-limiting illness, caregiving or faced with the grief of losing a loved one. Together with the person who is dying and their loved ones and caregivers, the CVHS care team strives to meet physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs in ways that are sensitive to individual beliefs and cultures whether in people’s homes, in hospital or in other care facilities. With the exciting addition of residential hospice care now offered by Hospice at The Views—an innovative care partnership between St. Joseph’s Hospital & Foundation, Island Health and the Comox Valley Hospice Society—people in this community now have access to care options available in many other places across the province.
The experience of dying is greatly influenced by the quality of information we have, how prepared we feel, and the support and resources available to us. The Comox Valley Hospice Society is here to help. Please take some time to look through our site and find out more about the programs and services we offer that may help you and your loved ones live your lives to the fullest.
We are honoured and excited to announce the new Hospice at The Views is complete and welcomed its first patient as of Monday, July 27 2015.The Hospice at The Views is located adjacent to The Views on the right side at the rear of the St. Joseph's Hospital facility.
If you didn’t have a chance to see Hospice at The Views before patients were admitted, take a look at this video. This community can be very proud of working so hard to make the option of compassionate residential hospice care for people in the Comox Valley a reality!
Click here to read more about Hospice at The Views.
Click here to view pictures from the grand opening.
The Comox Valley Hospice Society greatfully acknowledges the support of:
BC Lottery Corp - Community Gaming Grant