As the first Care Team Leader of the Irene Thomas Hospice in 2010, I was passionate about and energized by the community that built, supported and sustained the difficult work of caring for the dying.
At that time, the staff, volunteers and community partners operated with a collective responsibility to provide compassionate, holistic and individualized care for people with life-limiting illnesses in the Hospice Residence and the Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care.
There was never a request that the team would not attempt to fulfill if it meant respecting a person’s rights and honouring someone’s life journey. Never once was someone abandoned in the last days of life.
If you believe this community can provide hospice and grief and bereavement care that helps people of all faiths, genders, ethnicities and circumstance live as well as they can until the time of their death and offers excellent palliative care inclusive of all, then please become a member and add your voice to the rights of the dying in our community.