Since opening the first free-standing Hospice in BC in 1995, the Prince George Hospice Society has had to fund-raise in order to support Hospice House. In 2009-2010, an expansion increased the Hospice into a ten-bed facility. This placed increased pressure on the funding needed to support the Hospice. The profits from the Prince George Hospice Society Dream Home Lottery is used to support three palliative care beds in Rotary Hospice House.
About the Hospice House and PG Hospice Society
The Hospice House is a ten-bed facility designed to provide care to ANYONE who is suffering with either an advanced chronic illness, or a life threatening illness. People choose to become a guest at the Hospice House for a number of reasons such as:
- Short-term assistance in the transition from hospital to home
- Short-term control of symptoms (pain, nausea, fatigue, difficulty breathing etc)
- The need for respite for their main caregiver
- They require end of life care in their final days
- Forty percent of people who come into the house are there for short periods of time, and return home.
The Hospice House provides guests, families and friends, with a home-like atmosphere – similar to a bed and breakfast with medical care. The ten bed Hospice House is 10.000 square feet in size. Each 306 square foot bedroom has a private two piece bathroom, a double bed size futon, recliner chair, wall mounted flat screen TV, separate heating and air conditioner unit large window, an electric bed and a ceiling mounted lift. The heart of the home is the kitchen, with an open dining concept and a fireplace in one corner near a television. There is a children’s playroom, a meeting room, a quiet room a den and a bedroom for overnight visitors. Families enjoy the large space of the bedrooms, as it allows them to remain in the room during care and there is room for three people to stay overnight.At Prince George Hospice Society, our specialized and compassionate staff and volunteers provide palliative and grief support programs and services that meet the individual needs of our guests, families, and community.
Learn More about the Hospice House and the Prince George Hospice Society at: