We are very excited to announce that the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society is in the development of Hospice at Home. This new program will provide expert hospice care to those who choose to die at home and their families.
The Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society (PGHPCS) has been providing grief and bereavement services to the community of Prince George since 1987. In May 1995, the Rotary Hospice House (RHH) admitted its first guest. RHH was the first Hospice House in B.C. Since then, we have been committed to provincially and nationally leading hospice care. The Rotary Hospice House provides care to over 230 guests annually, supporting over 1400 of their friends and family.
When asked, 70% of Canadians say they wish to die in their home.
2017 In Prince George
- 47.5% of people die in Hospital
- 20% die at Home
- 10% die in Hospice; the remainder died in long-term care homes
We know that people wish to die at home, but near the end, they end up in our emergency room and die in the hospital for various reasons. The PGHPCS would like to expand their service to those that wish to die at home and provide home hospice care. The only other Hospice which provides this care is Victoria Hospice.
This is non-government funded, and we will continue to seek community support for this program. We anticipate starting the program in fall 2022.
For further information, please contact Donna Flood, Executive Director, 250-563-2551.