Friday, January 2, 2009

Barbara O'Connor

Leader in palliative care

“We strive to provide compassionate care wherever and whenever it’s needed”. Barbara O’Connor

Executive director of the Hospice at May Court.

N.B. The Hospice at May Court’s training program is so effective that it is now a prerequisite for volunteers at many of the region’s other hospice and palliative care programs.

Was a nurse at the Riverside Hospital in Ottawa in the early 1980s.

One of the city of Ottawa’s first professionals to provide palliative care services.

Helped establish the region’s first hospice program at a church in Sandy Hill in 1987 (The Hospice of All Saints).

Given the Investing in People Award in support of her dedication to providing respite care for people and their families as they deal with terminal illness.

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