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Prince George Hospice adds ‘palliative care’ to its name

The Prince George Hospice Society has gone through a formal name update to include the term palliative care in its title.

The new name has become: Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society and was officially updated on September 22, at the society’s annual general meeting, where the board voted unanimously to make the change. It was made official through the Society Act on October 4, 2021.

“The addition of palliative care to the name was important,” said board chair, Steven Henderson. “By adding palliative care to the PG Hospice Society name, we are now promoting the extended service we offer to those who are suffering from a life-limiting illness, in addition to the exceptional end-of-life care we are already known for.”

Four years ago, the PGHS began offering palliative care, and now the new name: Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society (PGHPCS) will reflect that extension of service. This addition to the name provides the information people need when deciding what care is available to them in northern BC.

“The compassionate services we are known for will not change,” said executive director, Donna Flood. “In fact, by including the term palliative in our name, we are opening up the opportunity for expanded service of care for guests and partnerships throughout Northern BC and highlighting the expertise and service levels of care that currently exist within the community.”

By updating its name, PGHPCS will also align itself with the provincial and federal associations, who both have included palliative care in their names.

Rotary Hospice House’s name will remain the same and will continue to provide the same exceptional end-of-life care.

The Society’s new website address is: www.pghpcs.ca

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