Plans are underway to provide six bursaries set up for clinical leaders at UBC’s Purdy Pavilion to attend the Victoria Hospice training program. This initiative complements the recent upgrade to 4 rooms to accommodate those nearing end-of-life in a home-like environment.
The Purdy Pavilion is a 199-bed long-term-care facility co-located with UBC Hospital. The goal of the project is to renovate four private rooms to create a home-like environment where family members are welcomed and able to participate in providing end-of-life care for their loved ones. Additionally, SOSJ has provided six bursaries for clinical leaders to attend the nationally recognized Victoria Hospice training program in January 2017. Project completion is scheduled for summer 2017.