The North Shore Palliative Care Program provides compassionate care to patients and families living with terminal illness. The program encompasses community services, volunteer programs and the Palliative Care Unit at Lions Gate Hospital.
The Hospice offers a home-like setting for those who require end-of-life care. Set in beautiful gardens, the Hospice has 15 large, en suite rooms with big windows built low to the ground to ensure that people lying in bed can see out of them. Rooms have been designed with angled walls, a touch that makes them feel less institutional.
North Shore Hospice video tour - Available in English, Cantonese and Punjabi
All areas have internet, cable and telephones. There are pull out sleeper couches for families who would like to stay overnight and a visitor shower and personal laundry facilities for their use.
We encourage children and pets to visit, and a offer a child friendly TV room packed with electronic games, books and toys to keep young children occupied.
A spa for nailcare, hair dressing and foot massage, and a separate Hydro-therapy tub, are available for residents, family members and external providers, who are offering services to the patients, free of charge
The focal point of the hospice is a great room with cozy fireside seating, high ceilings and light flooding in through oversized windows.
Meals are prepared and cooked on site by a chef, and visitors are encouraged to dine with the patients.
We offer an holistic, flexible and individualised approach to patient care. Our values reflect autonomy, respect and dignity for all.
Staff and Volunteers work in complimentary ways to help alleviate the physical, emotional and spiritual suffering of patients and their families.
Call the Palliative Access Line (PAL) at 604-988-3131.