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Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Medical Director Recognized by British Columbia Achievement Foundation

April 28, 2016

April 27, 2016 – Canuck Place Children’s Hospice’s Dr. Siden was awarded with the B.C. Community Achievement Award. Canuck Place’s Medical Director joined twenty-nine other remarkable recipients from across the province.

“Dr. Siden and the team at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice care for over 160 rare pediatric conditions and diseases and care for families in unimaginable circumstances,” said Canuck Place CEO Margaret McNeil. “His leadership for the last 15 years, nationally and internationally, has benefitted the advancement of knowledge, leadership and research in the field, as well as protocol development. This dedication to clinical excellence has placed Canuck Place at the forefront of innovation in pediatric palliative care. Hal’s humanity, compassion and humility shine through everything he does. The staff, volunteers, and most importantly the children and their families of Canuck Place celebrate Dr. Hal’s achievement.”

Dr. Siden joined CPCH in 1999 as an Attending Physician and in 2001 was named Medical Director. Canuck Place was the first freestanding pediatric palliative care facility in North America and Dr. Siden formed a core group of five pediatric palliative physicians and has been instrumental in establishing BC as a leader nationally and internationally for this specialized area of healthcare.

B.C. Community Achievement Awards recognize individuals today who have made a significant contribution to their community either as volunteers or in the course of their work. The recipients of the 2016 awards will be recognized in a formal presentation ceremony at Government House in Victoria on May 25, 2016.


About British Columbia Achievement Foundation: British Columbia Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation established and endowed by the province of B.C. to celebrate excellence in the arts, humanities, enterprise and community service. Launched in 2003, the B.C. Community Achievement Awards were the first initiative of the foundation, followed by the B.C. Creative Achievement Award for Applied Art and Design, B.C.’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, the B.C. Creative Achievement Award for First Nations Art, and the B.C. Aboriginal Business Awards.



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