Location and Parking:
Vancouver Hospice is located at 4615 Granville Street, just south of Connaught Drive. There is one parking stall designated for family members of each patient, located at the back of the building. There is also plenty of free street parking on Connaught Drive.
We have 8 patient rooms, all with windows that face the gardens. Each room is equipped with a washroom, television, telephone, linens, and a sofa bed.
What to Bring:
We encourage patients to bring any personal care items needed, as well any items that will help them feel more at home. In general, we do not provide personal laundry services for patients or families. Family members are encouraged to continue to wash personal laundry for the patient and themselves. If you feel an exception is required, please contact the Clinical Coordinator.
Oxygen & Other Equipment:
Oxygen or mobility equipment will be arranged prior to admission by hospital or home care staff.
Kitchens & Meals:
There are 2 kitchens in the hospice: one on the main floor, and one on the lower level. Meals prepared by hospice staff are served at the dining table or in patient rooms. Freshly baked snacks, coffee and tea are available in the main kitchen during the day. Family members must bring their own food, as well as any favourite foods for their loved one. These can be stored in the downstairs kitchen.
We have a shared living room on the main floor of the hospice for patients, families, and visitors to enjoy. In addition, there is a large Family Room located on the lower level that includes a comfortable space to gather or relax, as well as a play area for children.
Our gardens are maintained by volunteers associated with the Vancouver Garden Club, who keep the surroundings beautiful for the enjoyment of patients and families.
Pets are welcome in patient rooms, and dogs must be kept on a leash in all other areas of the hospice and gardens.
Guests are welcome to visit patients at the hospice at any time. We encourage all guests and visitors to access street parking in surrounding residential areas (Connaught Drive).
We encourage families to return to their homes overnight, as it is healthy for all to get adequate sleep and rest. Families are welcome to stay overnight during a crisis or in the last hours or days of life. For questions or concerns, please contact the Clinical Coordinator.