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Ladner hospice bans medical assistance in dying

Staff at the Delta Hospice Society's Irene Thomas facility in Ladner (Photo credit: Vancouver Sun)
Staff at the Delta Hospice Society's Irene Thomas facility in Ladner (Photo credit: Vancouver Sun)

The society that operates Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner has reversed a decision to allow medical assistance in dying at its facility.

The move comes five days after a change in the balance of power at the Delta Hospice Society’s board of directors, and just two weeks after the previous board voted in favour of medical assistance in dying.

In a letter provided to staff, volunteers and members dated Dec. 2, new board president Angelina Ireland stated the board had repealed a decision by the previous board to allow the assistance at its Irene Thomas Hospice.

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