We are a registered charitable organisation on the island of Barbados, providing quality palliative care to persons regardless of age, ethnicity, social standing, religious or spiritual beliefs.
Mission: Advocacy & Lobbying
Patients + Caregivers + Community
Advocating on behalf of patients who are suffering from life-limiting illness or who have end-of-life needs, as well as networking with other organisations on behalf of these patients and their relatives.
Caregivers + Community + EVERYONE
Reaching as many persons as possible to educate on the importance of good palliative care, training individuals on various aspects of palliative care and filling knowledge gaps within the community as a whole.
Who We Are
Connecting you to the people who care the most.
Ms. Deiann Sobers, BSS
President / Grief Counselor
Deiann is a God-send to Palliative Care in Barbados. As an experienced bereavement counselor, she saw a need for palliative care services across Barbados, and works tirelessly to see that realised. As well as being very dedicated to the cause, she also demonstrates immense compassion, care and support to all clients and their loved ones.
Mrs. Barbara Murray-Spooner, RN
Vice President / Nursing
Barbara is a retired registered nurse/midwife, of many years experience. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the execution of the Association's tasks. She is passionate about delivering high standards of nursing care, and works closely with our community nurses to ensure that these standards are met.
Dr. Winston Batson
Dr. Batson is an internist and palliative care physician, exhibiting remarkable clinical acumen and excellent bedside manner. He has the gift of making patients and their loved ones feel heard, comforted and reassured. Dr. Batson firmly believes in continuing one's education, and he regularly attends local and international conferences to enhance his skill set.
Dr. G. Lesley Reece
Asst. Medical Director / Education
"Dr. Lesley," as she is affectionately known, is a general practice and palliative care physician, providing medical care of the highest quality to patients, regardless of their age, stage or station in life. Her philosophy is that everyone matters, and because of this, her patients and their families can expect to benefit from her calm demeanour, thorough approach and genuine displays of compassion.
We hope you can join us!
Covering Difficult Conversations - for first responders
By the end of this session, our President, Deiann Sobers will help you to be able to:
Learn the importance of commitment, confidentiality and debriefing
Identify coping/adapting and adjusting to change
Recognize that we walk with grief every day
Provide appropriate support for loss through compassion and empathy
Self care and boundaries - identifying bereavement overload and burnout.
She will be joined by Alex James, a bereavement and loss specialist who has worked with grieving families for over 25 years. She is also a published author and has written for several publications.
Email us here to register now! Registration closes 2 July 2021.
Below you'll find the items being auctioned to raise funds for the association, here are some quick steps and guidance on how to submit your bid!
Submission of Bids
1. Click the hyperlink under each photo to be taken to the auction form.
2. This will ensure we can contact you should your bid be winning bid
3. To make a bid, input the dollar amount you bid in the “Your answer” section under the picture of the item on the form.
4. Click “Submit”. Scroll to the bottom of the form and hit submit so that we can capture your bid/s and your contact information.