The Hospice we know today are two buildings located in Ladner, B.C. beside Delta Hospital on Fraser Health Authority lands. The Delta Cares Capital Campaign was widely supported by the community, business and major donors and the Province of B.C., and the funds raised built the Irene Thomas Hospice and Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care, which were officially opened in January of 2010.
The community continued to support the operations of the Hospice and the Supportive Care Centre through direct donations, countless volunteer hours and donations of items and purchases at the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe.
The Hospice was built to provide equal access to end-of-life care, grief and bereavement counselling for children, youth and adults since they were opened in 2010. Highly trained professional staff and volunteers supported patients and their loved ones with compassion, ensuring a meaningful end-of-life transition and support through the process of grief and bereavement.
However, now, the current Delta Hospice Board of Directors is pursuing drastic changes to the Society’s Constitution and Bylaws to suggest a very strict religious ideology. Further, the Delta Hospice Board rejected hundreds of membership applications from Hospice donors, staff, volunteers, and concerned community members in an attempt to influence the results of the upcoming vote to change the constitution and bylaws of DHS.