Help build a palliative care facility in Squamish

Squamish Hospice Society information meeting about planned facility Friday

The Squamish Hospice Society is seeking public donations for its proposed facility that will accommodate and comfort those at the end of their lives.

The not-for-profit society has raised more than $1.25 million so far toward its planned four-room Sea to Sky Community Hospice facility destined for Hospital Hill.

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Currently, there are no palliative care beds in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

The society’s goal is to raise $2 million in capital for the palliative care facility, which will include living, dining and kitchen areas for families, a quiet room or sacred space and access to gardens.

The project is a partnership between the Squamish Hospice Society and Vancouver Coastal Health.

A community engagement event is planned at Squamish Public Library on Friday (June 16) from 1:30-3.30 p.m. Those interested in the project can learn more about it and offer feedback.

There will also be information on the society’s current programs and advance care planning.

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