Living with illness, dying, and grieving are normal parts of life that we will all eventually experience. At Coast Hospice, we support people to live well right to the end of life, and after death we support their family and friends as they grieve.
We believe those living with a terminal illness have the right to make their own choices about how they live and how they die and we endeavour to support them in those choices support with compassion and respect.
Sechelt, December 31, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that Sunshine Coast Hospice Society has produced its first ever annual report for our 2019 – 2020 fiscal year. This is an exciting initiative for Hospice and a long time coming, and we are thrilled to be able to share this document with you!
For those of you who viewed our Facebook LIVE webinar on “Being Prepared in the Time of COVID: a Conversation about Advance Care Planning”, we have posted the resource materials from Dr Goojha and Joan Hibbard’s presentation.
What people say about their experience with the Hospice Society…
“I will always be grateful to the nurses and staff of Shorncliffe, but especially thankful to our hospice "angels" who cared for (my friend) like a family member in her final months. They are truly special people that went above and beyond the call of duty before and after… and I will never forget what they also did for me personally with their generosity and kindness.”
“As a recent beneficiary of our excellent local hospice care and as a seven-year hospice volunteer, I believe that not enough people on the Sunshine Coast know and appreciate what a rare gem our hospice service is…. I feel exceptionally lucky and grateful that my husband was able to receive such fine service.”
“There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who need caregiving.” — Rosalynn Carter
"The Sunshine Coast Hospice Society became a lantern of light, instilling rays of hope back into my life. This circle of support allowed me to learn the stages of grief, acknowledge the need to mourn in my own way, meet others who suffered loss, and experience deep healing through the cathartic process of telling our stories."
...I phoned hospice. In an incredible stroke of luck — if the passing of someone else’s loved one can ever be called lucky — one of their two beds was available that day. Dad was made warm and comfortable, given a mild sedative for anxiety, and we were with him in a peaceful setting, watched over by caring hospice workers, for the next three days while he drifted away. I am still moved to tears of gratitude that my dad got to die warm and unafraid"
"Magic happens around these trees. People laugh, smile, tell stories, and sometimes cry, but most of all, they light up as they fondly remember that special love."