Hospice Cuts and Closures –

Hospice Cuts and Closures –

Life & Death Matters Post

Recently I heard that the legendary San Diego Hospice was bankrupt and closing.  Today I read that Perram Hospice (serving the marginalized population) in Toronto is closing, and that the Calgary home care program has cut half of the palliative care nursing jobs.  Wow.

Good news is that the San Diego hospice has been purchased by Shcripps Health, and will continue to run as a hospice.

Bad news is that the Perram Hospice closed it’s doors Wednesday after months of losses, and the Calgary nurses will need to apply for other jobs in the system.  Unlike the San Diego Hospice, there is no resuscitation planned.

My thoughts and prayers to those who grieve the loss of these services, and those who grieve the loss of their jobs.



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Courtney Murrell is a PSW who works in hospice palliative care.

When she is not at work, she is spending time with her family, going on hikes or writing. Courtney is a lifelong learner and loves to share her passion for writing as a wellness practice.

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