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Oceanside News and Events
Find the latest news from the Oceanside Division and complementary organizations in this issue of News and Events.


  1. CIDFP Programs Update
  2. Patient Medical Home Update
  3. BC Rural and First Nations Health and Wellness Summit: Invitation and Information
  4. Island Health Forms Update
  5. Regarding: OHC Outpatient Xray Bookings Effective: June 4, 2020
  6. Doctors Technology Office Program Report: Dashboard & Analytics
  7. UVic - Self Management Program
  8. Self-Management Health Coach Program - Additional Coaches Available!
  9. Coming up at UBC CPD online!
  10. Therapeutics Initiative Methods Speakers Series REGISTRATION OPEN
  11. Therapeutics Initiative Meaningful Medication Assessments Webinar Series
  12. Free accredited UBC/BCCSU June Webinar Series – Registration open!
  13. Webinar Invitation: Covid 19, Substance Use and Pandemic Prescribing June 22 6pm
  14. GPSC providing eFaxing subsidy to BC family physicians
  15. Oceanside Hospice Society
  16. Divisions in the News

CIDFP Programs Update

New PPE Request Procedure
For the time being, Island Health will be working with Divisions of Family Practice to support the provision of essential PPE to primary care practices in our area. 

Each week, the Central Island Division of Family Practice will put in an order for supplies as indicated on the requisition forms that go out by email, and are submitted to Island Health.  Supplies will be distributed the following Wednesday (Parksville/Qualicum Beach) and Thursday (Port Alberni), PROVIDED ALL DETAILS ARE FILLED IN AND FORMS ARE SUBMITTED ON TIME.  

Island Health is working to support the provision of essential PPE to primary care as follows:

  • Where supply is available;
  • Private practice has exhausted all other avenues for accessing PPE;
  • PPE items requested are reflective of items for which there is a worldwide shortage: ie masks and reusable visors/goggles;
  • Requests are limited to only those items which are essential for in person clinical care in the next 3 – 5 days;
  • Requests do not exceed 2 masks/day per clinical provider and one visor/provider; and
  • PPE must be stored in a secure area that is not accessible to the public.

In an ongoing effort to maintain PPE supplies, conservation practices are necessary. In order to process order requisitions as fast as possible, it is important to ensure that all of the information is accounted for on the requisition form. If information is missing, follow up will be necessary in order to proceed through the approval process, resulting in possible delays.

Please contact Sharon Todd for details.  Requisition forms will be sent out via email each week. 

Many Divisions of Family Practice have been contacted by locums looking for placement since the start of the covid-19 pandemic.   If you have been thinking of taking time off, please get in touch with Sharon Todd to inquire about locum availability over the summer!

Patient Medical Home Update

On Feb. 26 the PMH Nurse in Practice engagement session was held with 25 members in attendance. Discussed were the findings of having a Nurse in Practice in clinic. Murray Coughtrey has been working with Dr. Biglow and Dr.Ashraf in this role and is available to any other clinics who might be interested in this model. If anyone would like further information, please get in touch with Tina Biello, Project Manager.

Here are some key points for the NiP work:

  • Patients have expressed satisfaction being seen by both a RN and their GP. They have said there is more time to be ‘heard’. Follow up by RN ensures care plan for patient is documented and recorded.
  • RN Murray Coughtrey has also been able to see patients who need same day visits, who would have gone to the ER or Urgent care, decreasing the patient cost to the system.
  • During this time of Covid restrictions, Murray has also done multiple home visits in his role as Nurse in Practice.
  • Eleven were done in total in the last several weeks and of those, only 2 patients were sent to higher levels of care.
  • For the visits with patients in long term care, this meant they were not required to self-isolate in their rooms for 14 days. The care they received was more thorough in a physical assessment as opposed to virtual contact. Patients were also seen from other clinics and the RN was able to connect with those GPs to care conference regarding their patients. These GPs were able to be kept informed of their patient’s situation and the result was follow up to those patients from their GPs.
  • Dr. Clair Biglow and Dr. Ashraf have discussed opening up their practices and taking on unattached patients with this service in place.
  • This model is ensuring team-based care targets are being met and brings patient medical home to the community.

Due to Covid, the Palliative Care Network meeting was canceled on March 17. We are looking at having an in person meeting this summer when hopefully Covid restrictions will continue to lift. We will pick up where we left off with a presentation on ‘My Virtual Visit’ and an overview of the referral process for Palliative Care, with Della Roberts and Dr. Sue Hunter.

The same scenario rolled out for the MOA network. A zoom meeting was attempted but lack of interest in an online meeting means we’ll wait until summer to meet in person. We are offering MOAs support topics in EMR usage and Pathways.

BC Rural and First Nations Health and Wellness Summit: Invitation and Information


RCCbc is hosting its first ever virtual gathering of rural communities through a BC Rural and First Nations Health and Wellness Summit on the mornings of June 29 & 30, 2020. We are convening rural community’s Partnership Pentagram Plus perspectives (academia, citizens/community, health administrators, health care providers, policy makers and linked sectors) to engage in facilitated dialogue. Think of it as one massive Site Visit happening at the same time across all communities virtually! This is your opportunity to connect with your community members as well as with all your peer health partners in other rural communities across BC.

For Invitation please click here
For more information please click here.

Here are the key details 

Mornings of June 29 & 30, 2020
(Tentative timing: 8:00AM- 12:30PM)
Citizens/community, health administrators, health care providers, policy makers, academia, linked sectors and non-profit organizations
Share your perspectives and connect with other health partners across BC on improving rural access, quality and efficiency
Virtually on Zoom
Register for free
(RSVP by June 21)
Fill out the BC Rural and First Nations Health and Wellness Summit Registration Form- click here.
(*once you have registered RCCbc and partners will work to bring your community groups together)
More info
For more details, frequently asked questions, and background information, please visit our website:
Please reach out to

Island Health Forms Update

The Health Information Management (HIM) department has implemented a new process to centralize the management of clinical forms. This includes a new intake, review, and approval process for the creation or modification of all clinical paper forms and eForms. The new procedure will enable us to, where appropriate, regionalize form content, support process harmonization and reduce the number of changes required to build the forms into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems.

All approved Island Health forms will be published into Pathways and templates will be created, which then can be uploaded into community EMRs, including Oscar/Juno, Wolf, MedAccess, and IntraHealth.

Please click here for more information.

If you have any questions around the Island Health forms management process, please contact:

Regarding: OHC Outpatient Xray Bookings Effective: June 4, 2020

Dear Colleagues;

Medical Imaging is now booking patients for all Xrays indications. Previous restrictions on non-essential Xrays have been relaxed.
To facilitate social distancing in our department, we are now booking outpatient Xray studies into pre-assigned time slots. This will allow us to better control how many patients are in our department at one time. Combined with telephone check in, it will significantly reduce the time each patient spends in Medical Imaging. 
Details of the booking system are as follows:
• Medical Imaging no longer accepts walk-in Xray patients without an appointment.
• Referring clinician can either;

  1. Fax the requisition to 250-951-9507. For faxed requisitions, the Xray booking clerk will contact the patient directly and will also fax notification back to the ordering physician. Patients with faxed requisitions should not call the department – our clerical staff will call them.
  2. Enter the order via CPOE. Patients with CPOE orders must be instructed to call 250-951-9503 to book the appointment between 0800 – 1600 Monday – Friday. 

• All semi-urgent and routine Xray appointments will be scheduled by MI directly with the patient.

For STAT/ASAP X-ray requests, the physician’s office should call 250-951-9503 for a same day appointment.

Please also note that telephone check in is now available at all sites for all Medical Imaging appointment types. 
Alan Andrew, MD FRCPC
Department Head and Medical Director
Medical Imaging Services

Doctors Technology Office Program Report: Dashboard & Analytics

Please click here for a one page snapshot dashboard on the virtual care response. This dashboard illustrates what was provided over the last eight weeks and how much working together was critical to the success of supporting physicians and our partner teams in a pandemic. There is still a lot of work to do but it showcases how agile we all can be when needed.

UVic - Self Management Program

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are not able to offer our in-person programs until further notice. However, we will be offering 4 options that can be done remotely from the comfort of one’s own home!

Here is a brief description of each of the programs:

Better Choices, Better Health Online Self-Management Program
This is a web-based, 6-week program in which groups of people living with a variety of ongoing health conditions participate together. Content of this online program includes:
Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
Appropriate use of medications
Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
Healthy eating
Making informed treatment decisions
Disease-related problem solving
Advanced directives

Health Coach Program
This is a telephone-based coaching program to support people living with chronic conditions to become better self-managers. Health Coaches connect with participants by telephone, once a week for 30 minutes, for a period of three months. Through this contact, Health Coaches can support participants who would like to:

  1. Choose goals and actions they want to take to better manage their health
  2. Identify and problem-solve barriers to being healthier
  3. Become more self-confident
  4. Be motivated to initiate and maintain health-behaviour changes

Health Coaches provide a dimension of support that complements and enhances professional health care; they do not provide medical or clinical advice or treatment.

Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions Program
This evidence-based program includes all tools in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, packaged into a one-time mailing. It offers an alternative method for those who cannot or do not wish to attend a CDSMP workshop in person or online. The self-tailored Tool Kit contains:
Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 5th Edition book
Relaxation for Mind and Body CD
An exercise CD with accompanying booklet
A self-test to help decide how to use the materials
Tips sheets on the most important self-management tools
The Tool Kit will suggest and give you some ideas to try.

Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions + Telephone Calls Program
Participants in this 6-week program receive the materials from the Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions Program, and participate in a 30-minute, small group conference call with a Program Leader and other participants. The Leader introduces the materials, explains the self-test, does an exercise with the group, and gets each person to make a weekly action plan.

Click here for a poster - attached for your reference – please share it with others.

If you know of anyone who is interested in any of the programs listed above, please ask them to email or call toll-free: 1-866-902-3767 with the following information:

  1. Their first and last name
  2. Their telephone number
  3. Their city and postal code
  4. The name of the program(s) they are interested in


Self-Management Health Coach Program - Additional Coaches Available!

As partners in health care we want to inform or remind you the Self-Management Health Coach Program has continued as usual during this pandemic. At the request of the BC Ministry of Health we’ve actually expanded our capacity, with a significant increase in the number of Health Coaches available and support for many more participants than previously.

This telephone-based health intervention is offered at no cost to adults of all ages who have chronic health conditions (i.e. any ongoing physical or mental health issues), and their caregivers. Participants are assigned a trained peer Health Coach, matched by age, gender and similar health issues or life circumstances.

The Health Coach provides a 30-minute phone call each week for a period of 3 to 6 months. They offer self-management information and tools that can be used to better manage the physical and emotional challenges experienced as a result of living with chronic conditions, and the encouragement and support for participants to work toward their health goals. The self-management strategies are evidence-based and this program is fully supported by the BC Ministry of Health.

What do our Health Coaches do? They…

  • are an extension of the participant’s health care team
  • provide social, educational and emotional support
  • keep the participant accountable to their health goals
  • encourage the participant to become an effective life-long self-manager

Participant feedback…

  • My coach helped me break down my personal health goals into manageable segments, giving me time to focus on and perfect my coping strategies in each area.
  • I strongly recommend this program to anyone who may be stuck in a rut and looking for some motivation to keep going. 
  • It was so helpful to talk to somebody who has lived through what I’m going through. My wife and friends are great but they have no clue what living with chronic pain means. I appreciated that my coach really understood me.
  • Health Coach sessions were booked and conducted based on my availability, and I participated in the comfort of my home over the phone – what could be more flexible than that!

Please click here for an information handout about the program and here for our brochure.  Individuals interested in getting paired with a Health Coach can add themselves to our Waitlist at or email us at with contact information and we will connect with them as soon as possible.  If you would like us to send you some promotional materials (posters and/or brochures) please let us know. Do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.  We greatly appreciate your ongoing support, thank you!

Coming up at UBC CPD online!

5th Annual Heart Failure Symposium
Click here to view the website

Date: June 20 (Sat)
Time:  0825-1630 PDT | Online | Vancouver BC
Cost: $125
Up to 6.0 Mainpro+ /MOC Section 1 credits
: here

17th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update
Click here to view the wesite

Date: Jun 25 (Thu)
Time: 0825-1630 PDT | Online | Vancouver BC +Add to Calendar
Cost: $200 (until June 14)
Up to 7.0 Mainpro+ /MOC Section 1 credits
: Click here

COVID-19 Update: Responding to Patient Concerns Around Work Return — A Q&A with WorkSafeBC and the BCCDC

Click here for Information
Date: Jun 16 (Tue) 1900–2000 PDT | Online

Target audience: A multi-disciplinary healthcare audience: physicians and other health care providers.
Agenda: Join us for this online accredited educational session where highly experienced physicians from WorkSafeBC and physicians currently in practice will provide guidance, share their experiences, and answer questions related to talking to our patients about returning to work and helping them manage a return to work plan during. The webinar will include a panel of presenters and participants will be prompted to ask their questions in real time using webinar technology.
Panelists: Drs. Holly Workman, Shelley Perlman, Brenda Hardie, Mayank Singal, Tom Kosatszy
Up to 1.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits
Click here to Register

COVID-19 Update: Practical Tips and Expert Q&A with Hospital-Based, Primary Care and Public Health Clinicians
Click here for Information
:  Jun 18 (Thu) 1830–2030 PDT | Online
Target audience: A multi-disciplinary healthcare audience: physicians and other health care providers.
Agenda: An expert panel of highly experienced emergency and critical care, general hospital care, primary care and public health clinicians will provide evidenced based information and share their experiences and best practices managing COVID-19 patients in answering your questions.
Panelists: Drs. Omar Ahmad, Adam Thomas, Danish Ahmad, Jeanette Boyd, Katie Wiskar (Public Health panelist TBC).
Up to 2.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits
Click here to Register

Virtual 5th Annual UBC Heart Failure Symposium
Click here for Information
Date:  Jun 20 (Sat) | 0825 – 1555 PDT | Online Conference
Target audience: Family physicians, internists, hospitalists, allied health professionals, residents and students
Agenda: HELP - My Patient has HF, What Do I Do? Decentralizing HF Care, Applying the CCS HF Algorithm in the Ambulatory Setting, Gender and Ethnic Disparities in HF Care
Debate: Target Doses Should be Achieved before Trying New HF Therapies, Managing Patient Remotely during the COVID-19 Outbreak, Arrhythmias and HF, Difficult Conversations Re: EOL Care in HF Patients, Self Management Skills to Stay Out of Hospital, Role of SGLT-2 Inhibitors in Managing HF, Practical Application of New HF Therapies as an Inpatient, Novel Therapies for HFpEF, Up and Coming Drugs to Treat HF, Debate: Novel HF Therapies Should be Started During Acute HF Hospitalization
Up to 6.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits
Click here to Register

Virtual 17th Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update
Click here for Information

Date:  Jun 25 (Thu) | 0825 – 1630 PDT | Online Conference
Target audience: Pediatricians, Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Allied Health Professionals, Residents & Students
Agenda: Apocalypse Now: COVID-19 in Children, Flatliners: Opioid Crisis in Adolescence -The Silent Pandemic, Brain on Fire: Managing Psychosis, Pale Rider: Menorrhagia in Adolescents, Tangled: Intussusception, Waterworld: Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury, The Sum of all Fears: Managing Children with Autism in the ER, Edge of Tomorrow: Practice-Altering Articles, Fist of Fury: Pediatric Hand Fractures, Outbreak: Viral Exanthems,  Leave No Trace: EKG Interpretation in the ER
Up to 7.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits
Click here to Register

Virtual Practice Survival Skills Conference: What I Wish I Knew in My First Years of Practice
Click here for Information
:  Jun 27 (Sat) | 0830 – 1215 PDT | Online Conference
Target audience: Physicians, residents, locums, IMGs, & physicians new to BC
Agenda: Getting Started in Practice, Mixing Business with Medicine, Incorporation, Locums, Contracts, Financial Aspects, Tips for Avoiding Medicolegal Risk in Practice, Evaluating Practice Opportunities Before It’s Too Late
Up to 3.5 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1 credits
Click here to Register

Do you have a COVID-19 question? Ask REAKT, and we will find an answer for you!
REAKT: Rapid Evidence and Knowledge Translation during COVID-19
We are responding rapidly to questions posed by you and other providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This may involve evidence review and summary, sourcing existing resources such as pre-printed order sets, or sharing ideas and innovations. The response is sent directly to you and added to the expanding online library of questions and answers. REAKT is powered by volunteer medical students, The UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development’s Rural Program (UBC RCPD) and the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc)
Ask your own question here 
See example answers here

Safe Surgical Care: Strategies During a Pandemic
Click here for website
Anytime | Free | Online

Target audience: Healthcare providers involved in the delivery of surgical care in both high and low resource settings.
Summary: Learn how to increase safety & maintain surgical services during a pandemic.
Up to 20.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3
Enrol for free - click here 

COVID-19 Resource Hub

Information - click here
We have a comprehensive COVID-19 hub of reliable education and resources being offered by UBC CPD and other education providers.
Email us any questions or suggest resources.

Therapeutics Initiative Methods Speakers Series REGISTRATION OPEN

TI Methods Speaker Series Wednesday, June 24th

Please join us for the next TI Methods Speaker Series on "Visualizing public health data: strategies and tools".

Click here for details.

Presented by:
Anamaria Crisan, PhD – Research Scientist with Tableau Research

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM Pacific time
Where: Available remotely through webinar

Registration: click here

About the topic:
New technologies are enabling public health agencies to collect more data of many different types, which can be used to inform public health policy and practice. Yet, this new “big data” is challenging to analyze and to communicate to stakeholders that need to make decisions. In this session I will give a brief introduction to data visualization research – what it is, how you can use it in your own work, and what tools exist to help you visualize your data. I will also discuss my own work for visualization public health microbial genomic epidemiology. I will provide an overview of the different visualization techniques that are used in public health and show how I’ve used this knowledge to build data visualization tools. During this session I will also take some time to discuss the growing number of COVID-19 data visualizations that are proliferating on the web, created by experts and non-experts alike, and to open up a discussion on what the role of data visualization is during an outbreak.

About the speaker:
Dr. Anamaria Crisan is a Research Scientist with Tableau Research. She has a multidisciplinary research background that integrates techniques and methods from applied statistics, machine learning, human computer interaction, and data visualization. Dr. Crisan analyzes data, builds tools, and conducts evaluative studies. Her research focuses on the intersection of Data Science and Data Visualization.  She is especially interested in the way humans can collaboratively work together with ML/AI systems through visual interfaces.

About the TI Methods Speaker Series:
The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome. The event is held at noon on the last Wednesday of each month. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while physical distancing measures are in effect, the TI Methods Speaker Series are offered via videoconference. The presentations are recorded and the video recordings are posted online. Click here to view a list of all talks offered in 2020 as part of the TI Methods Speaker Series.

Therapeutics Initiative Meaningful Medication Assessments Webinar Series

Please join us for the next TI Meaningful Medication Assessments Webinar, in collaboration with Northern Health on “Collaborating to identify and reduce polypharmacy” Details below:

PRESENTED BY: Rob Pammett, Sydney Saunders, Gloria Chu, Dr. Ian Schokking
WHEN: June 18, 2020 at 12 noon Pacific Time
WHERE: Remotely via Zoom
CME CREDITS: Certification is available on completion of an evaluation and returned to with your full name.


  • Demonstrate how a community pharmacist can identify prescribing cascades, lack of indications during a real time patient contact
  • Know simple but improved communication skills for patient, caregiver and prescriber(s)
  • Know the importance of follow-up as an opportunity for further de-prescribing and to protect against medical-legal, ethical, or health care problems
  • Know the roles of pharmacists in the primary care setting as applied to medication management, and reducing polypharmacy
  • Identify what is needed for inter-professional collaboration between prescribers and pharmacists to reduce polypharmacy in the primary care setting


Zoom Link: or at
Toll-free backup: 1-855-703-8985
Meeting ID: 795-993-5753
Video Room:

Please note that the webinar will begin promptly at the scheduled time. To attend you will have to use a computer, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet or dial. If using a computer, we recommend the use of the Chrome browser or the Zoom app that can be obtained for free from the app store. If using a tablet or smartphone we recommend the use of the Zoom app that can be obtained for free from the app store. Click here to view a short (1 minute) video describing how you join the webinar. Or you can visit the Zoom Help Centre to look for answers to any technical questions or difficulties you may have.

Upon entering the webinar you will be muted and your webcam (if available) will be turned off; only the host and the presenter will be heard and seen; the presenter will also share their screen to show their slide presentation. To ensure the smooth running of the event, please do not turn on your microphone or webcam unless invited to do so by the host during the Q & A portion of the event. Questions can be submitted through the chat window at any time during the webinar; the host will screen the questions and ask the presenter to answer them during the Q & A portion of the event. Time permitting, after all the questions submitted through the chat window have been addressed, participants may also be allowed to turn on their microphone and ask questions during the Q & A portion of the event. Please note that this webinar will be recorded and all participants will be given access to the video recording, which will be posted after the event.

If you need any additional information or have any questions, please email: 
We look forward to seeing you at the webinar soon!

Free accredited UBC/BCCSU June Webinar Series – Registration open!

Pregnancy and Substance Use Disorders: An Overview of Care Principles and Clinical Considerations

June 18 (Thu) | 0800–0900 PDT
Presenters: TBC
Learning Objectives:
Apply the key principles of substance use care for perinatal patients.

  • Conduct screening and brief interventions for substance use during pregnancy
  • Implement appropriate substance use disorder treatment pathways for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Offer necessary referrals to appropriate education and ongoing support resources serving pregnant and breastfeeding patients

Up to 1.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1.
Course: webpage.
Register: form.

Older Adults & Substance Use: From Guidelines to Clinical Practice
June 19 (Fri) | 1200–1400 PDT
Learning Objectives:

  • Determine which treatment options are the most appropriate for older populations with substance use disorders.
  • Describe the impact of substance use on older adults.
  • Recognize age-related factors that could impact the care and treatment in older populations with substance use disorders.
  • Apply a trauma informed approach to care in older populations with substance use disorder

Up to 2.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1.
Course: webpage.
Register: form.


  • June 22 (Mon) | 1200–1300 PDT | Treating Substance Use Disorders in Rural and Remote Settings
  • June 24 (Wed) | 1200–1300 PDT |Pregnancy and Substance Use Disorders: An Overview of Care Principles and Clinical Considerations

Webinar Invitation: Covid 19, Substance Use and Pandemic Prescribing June 22 6pm

Please click here for an invitation for Primary Care Physicians and allied health regarding the changes in prescribing for patients with Substance Use Disorder during the Covid 19 pandemic.

GPSC providing eFaxing subsidy to BC family physicians

To support practice efficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC) is offering BC family physicians a one-time subsidy of $150 towards the cost of an eFax solution. The subsidy can be:

  • An automatic credit towards the SRFax Healthcare plan best suited to your practice; or
  • A reimbursement towards the eFax solution already in place or accessed through your EMR vendor.

To access the subsidy:

  1. Click here to complete the online application
  2. When your application is approved, you will receive your reimbursement subsidy, or instructions for registering for your SRFax Healthcare account.

Applications close on August 31, 2020.
For further information and best practices, please click here  to view a PDF attachment of the DTO Guide to e-faxing when working remotely, or contact the Doctors Technology Office at

Oceanside Hospice Society

The Oceanside Hospice Society serves individuals and families experiencing end-of-life, care-giving and bereavement in the area stretching from Deep Bay to Nanoose, and west to Errington and Whiskey Creek

OHS currently delivers the following services to the community:

  • Medical Equipment Loan Program
  • One to One Client Support Services
  • One to One Grief Support
  • Grief Support Groups
  • Grief Walking Groups
  • Self Care Fridays
  • Caregiver Respite and Companioning
  • Palliative Vigil Team
  • Lending Library
  • Community Networking , Education and Training
  • Advance Care Planning Guidance

We strive to provide links in the continuum of care by supporting care giving at home, in hospital or the palliative care unit at Trillium and at community care facilities.
Please contact us at 250.752.6227 or visit for further information.

Divisions in the News

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