|The Prince George Hospice Society has officially changed our name.|
Our new name is the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society (PGHPCS).
The Prince George Hospice Society became a Society in 1987. In the early years, Hospice volunteers supported people in their homes and provided bedside vigil. In 1993, through the generous support of the PG Rotary Club and the community, the Rotary Hospice House was built. The focus of the Hospice Society was to provide excellence in Hospice end-of-life care. Grief and bereavement programs were also established to support friends and families through their grief. The Hospice Society provided great care for those at end of life and their families. In 2015, the Board of Directors and the Hospice team committed to enhancing our services to provide care “Cradle to Grave”. Over the last seven years, the Prince George Hospice Society has seen a paradigm shift in the services we provide. We have continued to provide excellence in end-of-life care in the Rotary Hospice House; however, we have responded to needs in the community with programs that support people and their families in the early stages of their illness. We have initiated programs that provide support for the care giver, in home companion care, and one-on-one volunteer support for those that have a serious illness. We are also working on programs to target those with specific chronic diseases. The services we now provide embody Hospice care, but also extend beyond it to include Hospice Palliative Care. The admissions and care at the Rotary Hospice House will not change. The Hospice House will continue to care for those that are at end of life.
Hospice Care is compassionate comfort care (as opposed to curative care) for people facing a terminal illness with a prognosis of six months or less based on their physician’s estimate if the disease runs its course as expected.
Palliative Care is compassionate comfort care that provides relief from the symptoms and physical and mental stress of a serious or life-limiting illness. Palliative care can be pursued at diagnosis, during curative treatment and follow-up, and at the end of life.
Hospice Palliative Care is a specialized form of healthcare for individuals and families who are living with a life-limiting illness that is usually at an advanced stage. The goal of Hospice Palliative Care is to provide comfort and dignity for the person living with the illness, as well as the best quality of life for both this person and their family.Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
If you have any questions regarding the name change and the services we provide please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-563-2551.