Hospice Palliative Care - Vancouver Hospice Society (VHS)

Vancouver Hospice provides a comfortable, home-like atmosphere for patients who require exceptional nursing, medical and emotional care at the end of life. We also offer respite care, as well as counselling and bereavement support for the entire family. Our approach to care focuses on dignity, comfort, inclusion and respect for all.

Features

Learn more at hospice amenities.

  • We have 8 patient rooms, all with windows that face the gardens. Each room is equipped with a washroom, television, telephone, linens, and a sofa bed.

  • Meals prepared by hospice staff are served at the dining table or in patient rooms. Freshly baked snacks, coffee and tea are available in the main kitchen during the day. Family members must bring their own food, as well as any favourite foods for their loved one. These can be stored in the downstairs kitchen.

  • We have a shared living room on the main floor of the hospice for patients, families, and visitors to enjoy. In addition, there is a large Family Room located on the lower level that includes a comfortable space to gather or relax, as well as a play area for children.

  • Pets are welcome in patient rooms, and dogs must be kept on a leash in all other areas of the hospice and gardens.

  • Guests are welcome to visit patients at the hospice at any time.

Our team

Our clinical team consists of nurses, care aides, physicians, counsellors and a clinical coordinator, with specialized training in palliative and end-of-life care. They bring a wealth of experience and expertise, with the goal of providing complex pain and symptom management, counselling support, and compassionate care to all of our patients and their families.

Vancouver Hospice nursing staff work 12-hour shifts beginning and ending at 07:00. Physicians visit patients throughout the week, and are available on-call 24 hours a day. Our team also meets weekly to review and evaluate patients, and to ensure the changing needs of patients and families are met.

Our incredible team of trained hospice volunteers are available to provide companionship and bereavement support to patients and families in the hospice, and in the community.

What is hospice palliative care?

Hospice palliative care provides comfort and quality of life care for people living with life-limiting illness and their families. The focus is on comfort care, such as pain control, rather than care aimed at curing illness. Learn more at Hospice care - VCH.ca.


This program is funded by Vancouver Coastal Health.

Vancouver Hospice Society

4615 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC
V6H3M1
Phone: (604) 737-7305
Email: administration@vancouverhospice.org

Referral

Referrals for hospice care can be made through the Palliative Access Line (PAL) at 604-263-7255. 

For assistance in preparing referral forms and compiling the clinical information required for transfer to hospice: 

  • Contact your hospital social worker (if admitted to hospital) 

  • Your home care nurse (for those at home)

  • If you are not connected with a home care nurse, please discuss this with your physician

Parking & transportation

?Vancouver Hospice is located at 4615 Granville Street, just south of Connaught Drive. There is one parking stall designated for family members of each patient, located at the back of the building. 

We encourage all guests and visitors to access free street parking in surrounding residential areas (Connaught Drive).

Eligibility

Visit the eligibility page for home and community care services for eligibility information. 

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