Monday, December 2, 2019

Delta BC Hospice supports caring options, not euthanasia.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Delta Hospice
The Board of the Delta BC Hospice Society that operates the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner BC, recently renewed a position, of the previous board that opposes euthanasia (MAiD) while supporting excellent care.

An article published by the Delta Optimist explains that last Thursday the Delta Hospice Society elected a new board. The new board met on Saturday where they passed a resolution stating that:

MAiD is not compatible with the Delta Hospice Society purposes stated in the society's constitution, and therefore, will not be performed at the Irene Thomas Hospice.
Angelina Ireland
A letter was sent out by Angelina Ireland, the new President of the Delta BC Hospice announcing their position and the new leadership team.

The position of the Delta Hospice is not new but rather a renewal of its previous position. In February 2018, the Delta Hospice was ordered by Fraser Health to provide euthanasia. The Delta Hospice did not comply with the edict from Fraser Health.


Unknown said...

Good on you, Delta Hospice Association
Thanks for supporting your mandate - to provide care rather than killing.

informedchoices said...

Excellent and brave stand for those entrusted to your care. MAiD is nothing more than a way of saving money for health care and putting money into the pockets of doctors and pharmaceutical companies who benefit by killing the elderly. Stand united for what ethical care and hospice are supposed to be! Congratulations on your devotion and advocacy for those entrusted to your care. Know that you are not alone in this battle!