We want to thank our community of donors for making a real difference to patients receiving palliative care through the Cuddle Bed Project.

The Palliative Care Unit at the Dr. L.A. Miller Centre provides patients and their families with the best possible quality end of life care. Currently, the Palliative Care Unit has 10 rooms and of these rooms, none have larger patient beds, often called a “cuddle bed”.

Cuddle beds give patients and their loved ones the chance to be close while in hospital. Maintaining physical contact, being touched and experiencing intimacy with family and loved ones help patients who are terminally ill feel supported. In palliative care, these beds can provide relief in the last moments by allowing this closeness, while keeping the patient comfortable without interfering with medical equipment.

Our goal for the Cuddle Bed Project was to put a special, wider bed in the Palliative Care Unit of the Dr. L.A. Miller Centre. Because of your support, we are able to purchase two cuddle beds for patients receiving end of life care and their loved ones! Thank you! 

The impact you have made on Palliative Care patients and their families is priceless. You have helped patients who are terminally ill feel supported with their loved ones by their side. 

We can’t change the story, but you changed the setting. Your donation help bring patients in palliative care and their loved ones closer together in their last moments. You have made these moments of loss more comfortable for everyone.

Thank You!

“Because sometimes being close is the only thing you can offer”



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