NATIONAL CHILDREN'S HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE DAY
CHILDREN’S HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE DAY
October 13th, 2020
October 13th marks the first National Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Day in Canada. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of pediatric hospice palliative care and improve the quality of living and dying for infants, children and youth with life-threatening conditions and their families.
The BC Hospice Palliative Care Association (BCHPCA) alongside Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, the only children’s hospice in BC, are proud to mark October 13th as the first National Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Day in Canada and British Columbia.
Many of us associate hospice palliative care with seniors and adults, but children with life-threatening illnesses need that comfort as well. Pediatric hospice palliative care is an active, holistic approach to care which focuses on relieving the physical, social, psychological and spiritual suffering experienced by children and families who face a progressive, life-threatening condition, and helping them fulfill their physical, psychological, social and spiritual goals.
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
Canuck Place is BC and Yukon’s pediatric palliative care provider for children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Their team of physicians, nurses, counsellors, therapists, staff, and volunteers provide medical respite care, pain and symptom management, art, music, and recreation therapy, end-of-life care, grief, loss, and bereavement counselling. All at no cost.
They provide love, care, and guidance when and where families need it the most. All with a caring community of donors who make it all possible.
Canuck Place Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a cost to families who need Canuck Place programs?
No, there is no cost to the family for Canuck Place programs or services.
Canuck Place relies upon the generous support of individual donors and corporate sponsors, in partnership with the Province of BC and the Vancouver Canucks organization to offer our programs at no cost.
How does the referral process work?
Children accepted to Canuck Place are between the ages of 0-19 years of age. The important factor in acceptance to our program is the presence of a progressive, life-threatening illness.
The Canuck Place clinical team looks at a number of factors before coming to their decision. Find more information here.
For urgent referrals, please contact Canuck Place directly at 604.731.4847 or toll-free within BC at 1.877.882.2288. Urgent referrals can be called in 24/7.
What do the hospices look like inside?
How many patients can Canuck Place accommodate?
Our Vancouver location can accommodate up to nine children and four families at any given time.
Our second location, Dave Lede House in Abbotsford opened for 24/7 care in 2019. Canuck Place- Dave Lede House can accommodate up to 4 patient beds and five family suites.
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Hospice Palliative Care Day for Children 2020
October 13th marks the first national hospice palliative care day for children in Canada. Visit chpca.ca/HPCforchildren to download printable posters and other materials for Hospice Palliative Care Day for children 2020 #BustingtheMyths #HPCforChildren
Do you believe healthcare myths? Take a look at the myths about pediatric hospice palliative care in Canada together we are #BustingtheMyths in recognition of National Hospice Palliative Care Day for children 2020. #hpcForChildren
Do you have questions about pediatric hospice palliative care? Take a look at this year’s #hpcForChildren FAQ poster and learn more about pediatric hospice palliative care in Canada.
Happy National Hospice Palliative Care Day for Children! Great hospice palliative care starts with accurate health information – visit @CanadianHospicePalliativeCare to lean more! Let’s continue #BustingtheMyths about pediatric hospice palliative care. #hpcForChildren
Pediatric hospice palliative care is a holistic approach to care which focuses on relieving the physical, social, psychological and spiritual suffering experienced by children with serious illness and their families. For more information about National Hospice Palliative Care Day for Children, please visit https://www.chpca.ca/HPCForchildren
Many of us associate hospice palliative care with seniors and adults, but children with lifethreatening illnesses need that comfort as well. October 13th is National hospice palliative care day for children in Canada! Learn more at www.chpca.ca/HPCforchildren #BustingtheMyths #HPCforChildren
While the number of children requiring palliative care is small relative to adults, the impact of a child’s serious illness and death is extensive. It affects the family as well as the entire community. October 13th is National hospice palliative care day for children in Canada! Learn more at www.chpca.ca/HPCforchildren #BustingtheMyths #HPCforChildren
BC Hospice Palliative Care Societies are here to help.
Hospice societies provide services in grief, compassionate listening, bereavement, end of life, caregivers support, volunteers and frontline workers support and much more in the communities they serve. Please contact your community hospice for additional services and self-care supports.