March 17, 2020
Due to the current concerns around COVID-19, the Oceanside Hospice Society Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interest to act on the latest advice and recommendation of the BC Government. It is crucial in the current and ever-changing situation that we take all reasonable steps to protect the well-being of those using our services, as well as our staff and volunteers. Therefore, our regular services and programs held at Valhalla (210 Crescent Road West, Qualicum Beach) have been suspended temporarily along with Volunteers shifts at Hospice at Trillium and the Palliative Care Unit in Nanaimo. We will continue to work closely with our partners in the community to identify clients who may be at risk and continue to support them as much as possible.
Counselling support will be and is available by phone. The equipment loan program will not be affected and will continue to operate under the recommendation and guidance of Island Health Authority. Rest assured that all our services will be reviewed frequently with the aim of returning to full-service capacity as soon as possible.
Also, it is with regret that the garage sale on March 28th, and our Community in Partners Gala on April 25th have been cancelled. For those who have purchased tickets for the Gala, please note that you will be refunded for the full amount, please call Shianne at 250.752.6227 for further information.
We express our sincere gratitude for the support we have received from our community and greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation during these challenging times. We are also profoundly grateful to our Health Care staff for their dedication and efforts; thank you for all that you do!
Stay safe and healthy.