Every year approximately 6,000 people die of natural causes on Vancouver Island.
Hospice care supports individual choices for those facing a life limiting illness.
Island Health Data from 2014 , ( currently being updated) suggests the majority of people die in hospital, under acute care. This, despite their wishes to die at home. Only 19% of deaths occur at home, with the support of Home and Community Care.
Campbell River Hospice services bridge that gap by making hospice services accessible to all members of the community.
With the recent addition of 4 hospice beds at the Yucalta hospice cottage, as well as a new hospital and hospice house, our community needs are being better met.
Referrals to hospice services can come directly from patients and their family members or through doctors and other health care professionals. Patients must be aware of referrals. Referral forms are available on the front page of our website or from our office. (scroll down for forms)