At NOVA West Island, we take immense pride in upholding the mandate initiated by the Victorian Order of Nurses in 1911, providing specialized home and community support services to our community members. Our focus is on extending compassionate care to individuals and families grappling with cancer, ALS, and those in need of palliative care services. Our dedicated team of registered nurses, staff, and volunteers collaborates seamlessly to enhance the quality of life for vulnerable adults, youth, and families in our community.
Thanks to the incredible support from donors like you over the last fiscal year, we have achieved remarkable milestones:
Provided specialized health care to 437 clients through our Nursing Care Program.
Counseled 7 youths and 32 adults in our Carousel and Adult Bereavement Programs.
Facilitated 2,818 hours of activities for our Senior Activity Programs, benefiting numerous members.
Offered 1,046 home health visits to 32 clients as part of our Home Support Program.
Enlisted 185 active volunteers who collectively donated 5,580 hours in service to our community.
Your financial support serves as a crucial bridge, allowing us to fill gaps in the healthcare system and offer a range of services at no cost or low cost to our clients. Furthermore, it enables us to expand our program offerings to ill and palliative patients, providing much-needed respite to their dedicated caregivers.
We all have witnessed the impact of illness on someone we know. It is only when it touches our lives that we fully grasp the profound benefits of affordable, compassionate care in improving the quality of life for patients and their families.
A heartfelt testimony from the wife of a patient echoes the impact of your support:
“Dear nurses: You function as a team, like the fingers of a hand. My husband and I are grateful for each and every one of you. You answered the phone; You came no matter the day, willing to share your expertise, knowledge and advise. Together, and only with your tireless help, we supported my husband in his wish to stay home to the end. I pray you will find the strength and stamina to continue to provide your invaluable service. I will never forget your generous spirit and kindness towards us.” – Wife of a patient