“You matter because you are, and you matter until the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”
Dame Cicely Saunders
Founder of the Hospice Movement, 1918-2005
Compassionate Support

Our Vision

That all persons facing death and bereavement in the Bulkley Valley have access to community based hospice services.

Our Mission

To provide compassionate social, emotional, physical and spiritual care to enhance the quality of life of persons facing life-limiting illness, death and bereavement.

Our History

The care currently provided by BVHS evolved as a response to a need identified in the community in the late 1980s. Our history shares how the community worked together to meet this need. Read more…

Guiding Principles

We believe:
That dying and grieving are natural to life.
That the dying or bereaved person is the centre of care.

That it is the right of all persons facing death and bereavement:
To be treated with dignity and respect.
To be involved in the planning of their support as part of an integrated team.
To receive non-judgmental, coordinated and consistent care, that reflects the values of our society.

We believe that volunteers and staff play a key and pivotal role. It is the right of all volunteers and staff:
To be recognized for the value of their work.
To be treated with respect.
To have input into the services they provide.
To receive ongoing training and support.

About Hospice


What is Hospice?

The Bulkley Valley Hospice Society is a group of caring professional and non-professional volunteers with the genuine desire to care for the needs of people who are facing life-limiting illness, death and bereavement.

Hospice takes a holistic approach to each individual with emphasis on physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs as defined by the ill person and their family.


What is the Cost?

There is no charge for Bulkley Valley Hospice Society services. In response to requests for service, the coordinator will visit to discuss the program. The decision to use the services of a volunteer is yours.

For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact us. This is a voice mail machine that is monitored on a regular basis.


Who is Eligible?

Individuals who may receive hospice are:

  • The frail elderly or those with advanced chronic disease
  • Those needing end of life care
  • Those who are grieving the loss or imminent loss of a loved one

Requests for services may be made by a caregiver, friend, health professional, minister, other community services, family member or the ill or grieving person.

Call us today

If you have questions or want to access our services, please contact us:

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