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Delta Hospice Patients Must Move as Board Refuses to Work with Fraser Health

VANCOUVER — Patients at a hospice in Delta, B.C. will have their final days and weeks disrupted by a move to other facilities because the Delta Hospice Society Board refuses to work with Fraser Health on a transition plan as the health authority takes over operations at the facility. Read More at CTV News

Delta Hospice Society Must Vacate Premises Says Health Minister Dix

Health Minister Adrian Dix is finally speaking on the heated evolving Delta Hospice situation and the future of the Irene Thomas Hospice is Ladner. On Friday morning, in a joint statement with Jim Sinclair, chair of the Fraser Health board, and health region president and CEO Dr. Victoria Lee, Dix, who gave the Delta Hospice Society one-year’s notice without cause …

Delta Hospice Major Donors and Patient Families Speak Out

John Thomas, DHS major donor says, “I’m shocked and dismayed that the current Delta Hospice Society Board has chosen to issue pink slips to Hospice staff! I’m further appalled that the Board has solicited Society membership from beyond the Fraser Health region and, apparently, beyond Canada’s borders in an attempt to establish the Hospice facilities as a Christian managed and …

Delta Hospice Staff Given Termination Notice

On January 7, 2021, Delta Hospice Society staff were given advance notice that letters of termination were being sent to all Irene Thomas Hospice employees.  The Irene Thomas Hospice is operated by Delta Hospice Society.   “We are deeply concerned about this news and the immense loss to our community,” says Chris Pettypiece, spokesperson for Take Back Delta Hospice. “These …

Take Back Delta Hospice wins important legal victory for the community

On November 13, 2020, the BC Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal attempting to block membership applications to the Delta Hospice Society. The DHS must accept the membership applications that were originally denied by the Board in May of 2020. In June, Chris Pettypiece, Sharon Farrish and Jim Levin filed a BC Supreme Court petition to block a special meeting …

Hospice Should Support All End of Life Choices

Angelina Ireland, President, Delta Hospice Society (DHS) stated in an article for The Delta Optimist that the BC Courts are forcing “us to let a hostile group take over the Society, change its foundational purposes, and seize the assets built up for over 30 years. Ms. Ireland seems to think that she has considerable experience with Delta Hospice and represents …

Delta Hospice Appeal Hearing Adjourned Until Fall

Last June, Chris Pettypiece, Sharon Farrish and Jim Levin filed a BC Supreme Court petition to block a special meeting of the Delta Hospice Society that excluded hundreds of applicants for membership and proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws to turn the Society into a Christian based organization. The ruling went in favour of Pettypiece and his group, blocking …

Reasons for Judgement Received

We have just received the Reasons for Judgement from the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Farrish v. Delta Hospice Society,2020 BCSC 968Details Here: https://www.bccourts.ca/jdb-txt/sc/20/09/2020BCSC0968.htm

Justice Agrees to Expedite

We are very pleased the Justice of the Court of Appeal has agreed to our request to expedite the appeal and assigned a hearing date for mid-August. Further, Justice Goepel has held that the current Board of DHS is not allowed to make any changes to the membership list until the appeal is heard.