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Canuck Place to Host Pediatric Palliative Care Day Event at Dave Lede House in Abbotsford

April 1, 2016

ABBOTSFORD, BC – April 1, 2016 – On Friday, April 1, 2016 Canuck Place Children’s Hospice will host an all-day seminar for clinicians in Fraser Health, A Palliative Approach: What to do When a Child is Living with Dying, sharing innovations, best practices and expertise in pediatric palliative care.

This educational event represents the dedication of Canuck Place to support provincial knowledge sharing of pediatric palliative care. Speakers include Canuck Place Medical Director, Dr. Hal Siden, Nurse Practitioner Camara van Breemen, Clinical Nurse Specialist Kristina Boyer as well as local specialists Dr. Warren Anquist and Dr. David Lee.


EVENT:                 A Palliative Approach: What to do When a Child is Living with Dying

DATE:                    Friday, April 1, 2016

LOCATION:         Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (8:30 am to 12:15 pm)

32900 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 0C2

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice – Dave Lede House (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

32772 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 1J7

TIME:                    Doors open at 8:30 am

Media availability 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm at Dave Lede House



Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia’s pediatric palliative care provider. Over 600 newborns, children and teens with life-threatening illnesses and their families receive care from CPCH through outreach programs and two provincial hospice locations; Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include clinical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, 24-hour phone consultation support and in-house clinical care, art and education, recreation therapy, grief and loss counselling and end-of-life care. Through the investment of the community and our talented team and over 325 energetic volunteers we make a lasting difference in the lives of children and the families who love them.  For more information, please visit

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