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Birtle Palliative Care

The Birtle Palliative Care Program is a local initiative to enhance the services provided by the regional health authority.

A committee of volunteers and professionals works to provide services locally in our community.

The main goal at this time is to fund and employ a Coordinator of Volunteers. This is a part-time position that is very valuable to the community. Some of the services provided are as follows:    

  • Arranging and promoting educational opportunities for staff and volunteers
  • Public awareness campaigns
  • Fundraising
  • Liaison with Regional Palliative Care Coordinator
  • Resource for clients ( providing assistance with gaining access to community resources such as charities; Home Care; Palliative Care Pharmacy Program)
  • Home and facility visits for clients Arranging volunteer visitors to run errands or provide companionship
  • Support for clients (in hospital and PCH) and their families especially when separated by distance
  • Bereavement follow up and support with loved ones.

Our Co-ordinator of Volunteers is Lynette Snow. She is a valuable resource to our community and will assist you in getting the information or resources that you need.  She can be reached by contacting the Birtle Health Centre at 842-3317.

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