2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of Pilgrims Hospice Society (PHS) and we couldn’t be more excited for our future!
PHS is at the forefront of evolving hospice care in the Capital Region – bringing forward a vision that will change and improve the way we support death and loss in our community.
A year ago, Harold A. Roozen made an incredible gift of $3 million towards building Edmonton’s first stand-alone residential community hospice. Since then, community leaders and champions of hospice care have raised a total of $7 million, in support of our Home for Hospice campaign.
We are thrilled to share the architectural rendering for the Roozen Family Hospice Centre (above). This new Centre will offer specialized end-of-life care and grief support in a beautiful, relaxed, family-friendly and home-like environment. Twelve residential hospice suites will provide 24/7 specialized nursing care, integrated with counselling and program space to support the end-of-life journey for patients and their loved ones, from diagnosis, through death and grief.
“I thank those who have come forward and committed funds to this project, and I encourage those who are considering a donation to come forward. Our family appreciates the need to give back to our community and the Roozen Family Hospice Centre will be a great benefit to those in need of this kind of care in difficult times.” – Harold A. Roozen
We are well on the way to our $15 million goal and our next target is to reach $9 million before we start construction this summer. Together, we will bring hospice closer to home!