The 1998 Award of Excellence was presented to Ms. Helen Bateman at the CHPCA Annual General Meeting in Montréal, Québec. Ms. Bateman is a dedicated and passionate volunteer with Hospice Shediac, Inc. in Shediac, New Brunswick.
Her effort and devotion to the Canadian hospice palliative care movement has not gone unnoticed.
Ms. Bateman has ensured quality of life at the last stages of life for Canadians on many levels, including:
- She has worked as a tireless ambassador of quality end-of-life care spending many hours volunteering her time and offering comfort and dignity
- Ms. Bateman has advanced the volunteer role as an integrated member of the care team
- She has enabled others to provide exceptional compassionate care
The CHPCA team was pleased to recognize the outstanding contribution of Ms. Helen Bateman.