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Coastal Palliative Care

Supportive care, Palliative care and Hospice services for Coastal


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is excited to be working collaboratively with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and Indigenous communities to improve access to Palliative care services and resources.

There are 14 First Nation communities with approximately 24, 270 members within VCH boundaries, as well as over 40,000 urban Indigenous community members in Vancouver.
This project will be commencing in the VCH Coastal region (The North Shore, Sunshine Coast and Powell River, Sea-to-Sky Highway, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola) with subsequent implementation across Vancouver and Richmond.

Our collaboration includes:

  • Partnership with the First Nation Health Authority (including FNHA Community Engagement Coordinators)
  • Partnership with VCH’s Aboriginal Health Team and engagement with VCH’s Elders Advisory Council
  • Engagement with First Nation Communities – Health Directors, Nursing Staff, Community Members, Patients and Families
  • Engagement with VCH Coastal Directors
We will be adding updates as they become available



Preparing communities for end of life PDF (FNHA)