FSJ Palliative Care Society to recieve bed donation from Peace Villa

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John & District Palliative Care Society will soon be receiving a donati…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John & District Palliative Care Society will soon be receiving a donation of ten to fifteen used beds from Peace Villa.

The society provides hospital beds for those in palliative care through its lending program.

Program head, Lorna Nyffeler, says with more beds, the society will be better equipped to support the community.

“It’s really a help because at the moment we have also a palliative care room in the hospital, but two patients cannot use that room because of COVID,” Nyffeler explained.

“To us, this is one way of letting the community know that we are here for them more,” Nyffeler said.

Nyffeler added that the society will be able to pick up the beds next week, but they’re still on the lookout for more.

The society wishes to thank Sean Gallagher from Fero Construction who volunteered to move the beds.

The Fort St. John and District Palliative Care Society is a community-based program that provides to support and care for those facing a life-threatening illness, as well as their friends and families.

Those interested in making a donation or volunteering can reach the Society at 250-787-2814

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