Letters

Comox Valley needs end-of-life beds

Dear editor,

Re: New "end-of-life" beds.

It's wonderful to see new hospice facilities coming to the Valley.

My father passed away Oct. 2 and after months of the family caring for him at home he spent his last week in the Chemainus Health Care Centre in their hospice room.

It took immense pressure off the family, provided him with the care we could no longer handle and made his last days very comfortable. The staff was amazing, compassionate and caring, for the family as well as my father.

He passed in peace, surrounded by his family and cared for by the loving staff. We should all be lucky enough to receive such care in our last days.

Scott Lyle,

Courtenay

 

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