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Coastal Palliative Care

Supportive care, Palliative care and Hospice services for Coastal


Welcome to the Palliative and Supportive Care website for the North Shore and our partners in Coastal…

Vancouver Coastal Health, B.C., Canada.

‘Enhancing the quality of care for patients in all care settings through partnership collaboration, advice and education.’

This site has been designed for patients and their families, friends and professionals. We hope that you find it useful and that it assists you to find the information that you are searching for.

Palliative and Supportive Care (P&SC) is the care of patients with serious, life threatening or incurable illness.

Palliative and Supportive Care is active care and does not mean that any specific treatments need to stop if they are still deemed beneficial to the patient.

Through this approach, P&SC hopes to allow patients the opportunity to realize their best quality of life.

Through community engagement and education we hope to be able to dispel the myths surrounding Palliative Care.

The outdated idea that Palliative care is only for the dying prevents the people who need it most from getting the care they deserve.

Our belief is that Palliative Care should be available to everyone with life-limiting illnesses and fully integrated into  health care delivery systems.

The butterfly is a symbol of renewal, transition and freedom.




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