Where short lives are lived to the fullest
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia and Yukon’s pediatric palliative care provider
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia and Yukon’s pediatric palliative care provider. Over 818 children living with life-threatening illnesses and families from five provincial health regions receive Canuck Place inpatient and community care (in home/in hospital). Canuck Place operates 13 patient beds and 8 family suites through two hospices in Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include medical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, provincial 24-hour clinical care line, music and recreation therapy, education and art, grief, loss, and bereavement counselling, as well as end-of-life care. With donors, our talented team, including 400 energetic volunteers, we care for children with short lives and the families who love them.
Medical care for children and families in British Columbia
The nurses and physicians at Canuck Place are helping to provide pain and symptom management to some of the most medically complex children.
Our top priority is to ensure the children on program receive the medication they require when they need it the most.
Our team administers over 150 medications requiring specialized medical equipment and specific supplies all at no cost.
The care provided by Canuck Place will ensure that children throughout BC and the Yukon are receiving the proper medical attention they deserve.
With Vancouver being in the top 10 most livable cities in the world it is no surprise that the population continues to rise. “Over a 12-month period before COVID-19, Metro Vancouver’s population grew by approximately 40,000 people (Chan, K (2020)).” Canuck Place provides care for over 818 children and families, and over the past year we have seen a 7% increase in care. Furthermore since 2015, Canuck Place has seen a 35% increase in children and families on our program. As the population of Greater Vancouver increases inpatient care would be expected to increase as well. This is why Canuck Place is continually assessing the needs to increase our inpatient care so that we can be there for children and families in BC when they need us most.
The good deed
1. The goal of our Good Deed is to meet the growing need for the number of children who require complex medical care throughout BC. With donations from 24 Good Deeds we will be able to continue the necessary care for the 818 children who are living with life-threatening illnesses. 2. We continually assess the needs to increase our inpatient care by meeting the growing needs of children and families in BC. 3. The Good Deed will lead to children and families receiving the necessary medical care that they need all at no cost. 4. The Good Deed will lead further positive change because the children who come onto our program will be receiving the best pediatric palliative care. Additionally, the parents know that when they are at Canuck Place the care, they are receiving is all at no cost.
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There are six children’s hospices and respite homes across Canada.
Over 818 children living with life-threatening illnesses and families from five provincial health regions receive Canuck Place inpatient and community care (in home/in hospital). Canuck Place operates 13 patient beds and 8 family suites through two hospices in Vancouver and Abbotsford.