One of the affected upstairs offices at Cowichan Hospice’s office on Gibbins Road. (Submitted photo)

Winter weather takes a toll on Cowichan Hospice office

The flat roof must be replaced this spring.

While construction of Cowichan Hospice House progressed through wind, snow and rain, Cowichan Hospice’s existing office on Gibbins Road was hit hard by winter weather.

Due to the large accumulations of snow in January, the office experienced a roof leak that affected two offices and required replacement of carpet underlay and drywall.

“We’ve had a temporary roof repair that we hope will carry us through the rest of winter,” executive director Gretchen Hartley said.

“But the flat roof must be replaced this spring. We’ve received quotes between $12,000 and $18,000 to replace it.”

The building was constructed in the 1970s and has had extensive renovations over the years to accommodate the hospice services provided since 2000. Last year alone, Cowichan Hospice provided free support services to more than 1,000 people who were facing grief or end-of-life situations.

“We hope the building will continue to serve this community for many years,” Hartley said.

The Gibbins Road office will remain open following the opening of Cowichan Hospice House and will continue to provide end-of-life and grief support services including one-to-one support, support groups, pain and symptom clinic, advance care planning, and wellness treatments.

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