The Prince George Hospice Society was founded in 1987 after a need for quality, comfortable End of Life Care was realized. Upon establishment, the Society instituted a program to provide support to the terminally ill by matching volunteers with the referred patient and their family.
In 1993, a generous donation from the Downtown Rotary Club of Prince George allowed the Society to purchase a house on Clapperon Street, which, after receiving a grant from the government, opened for admissions in May 1995 as the Hospice House of Prince George. With the generous help of Integris Credit Union the adjacent property was purchased in 1999, and the BC 2000 program along with the Vancouver Foundation provided funds to renovate the house into the Bereavement Center.
In 2009, the Prince George Hospice House was expanded to 10 beds, with an increase in size to 10,000 square feet. The Hospice Society property includes the Guest accommodating Hospice House and the administrative Forest Expo House.
Excellence in end-of-life care
Our compassionate staff and volunteers provide specialized end-of-life care in a warm home-like atmosphere. We meet the individual needs of our guests, families and community through bedside care, grief support and education.
Compassionate Loving Care: Fostering personal relationships through patience and understanding
Courage: Nurturing a courageous supportive environment
Diversity: Celebrating our diversity by honouring cultural differences
Dignity: Conducting ourselves in an honest and respectful manner
Integrity: Taking personal responsibility for superior care delivery
Collaboration: Cultivating collaborative partnerships to provide quality end-of-life care
These are the faces of our guests' families, our incredible staff & volunteers, and the donors that provide the resources we need to provide care and compassion for those in need. Please watch and share our stories – there are more to come, so stay tuned!
At the Prince George Hospice Society, we focus on providing End of Life Care for those persons who are dying from advanced illness. This is focused around physical, emotional, social, and spiritual care that enhances comfort and improves the quality of life for those who join us at the Hospice House. As well, we work to provide grief counselling and support to the families of the ill in our community. Guests take back the power to choose the nature of the care that they will receive while being provided with emotional support and a lifestyle that allows one to spend each and every day as they wish to.
Have a listen to "When You're With Us" by Lowry Olafson, the theme song of the Prince George Hospice Society.