The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and the CHPCA Champion’s Council announce the launch of the “Saying Goodbye” campaign. They are calling on health authorities to implement a more compassionate approach to end-of-life visitations across Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. While certain provinces have taken steps to relax visitation protocols for end-of-life situations, many hospitals and long-term care homes still do not allow family access, even with personal protective equipment (PPE).
The British Columbia Hospice Palliative Care Association (BCHPCA) has joined the CHPCA in advocating for a more compassionate approach to end-of-life visitations across Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please read our press release here.
Every Canadian deserves the chance to say goodbye to their loved ones, even in an unprecedented crisis such as COVID-19. There have been too many heartbreaking stories of families who are unable to say goodbye due to extreme restrictions on end-of-life visitations. As a result of these restrictions during the pandemic, many people have lost a loved one have not been able to say goodbye, visit, and in many cases have a proper funeral or celebration of life.
We at CHPCA would like to acknowledge the grief so many Canadians have experienced during these unprecedented tines by holding an online concert in conjunction with National Bereavement Day.