Construction of the Centre for Supportive Care was completed in October 2009 and the Society moved to its new location on November 1. Substantial completion of the Hospice was reached mid- December
In 2010 Delta Hospice contracted with Fraser Health for operating funds for the Irene Thomas Hospice, making Delta Hospice accountable to Fraser Health and its accreditation standards and allowing Delta Hospice to discontinue its independent accreditation.
The official opening ceremony was held in January and the first patients were admitted to the Hospice in February. Grand Opening of the Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care and the Irene Thomas Hospice. The shortfall in fundraising was approximately $900,000.
In the first year of operation the Hospice served 140 residents, their families, and their friends. The Centre for Supportive Care had more than 6,000 people visit and more than 11,000 phone calls.
The Music Therapy program for clients begins. Staff, volunteer, and client education options grow significantly with the in-house development and introduction of spirituality, mindfulness, therapeutic touch learning sessions and the introduction of complementary therapies.
The Thrift Store was renamed the Delta Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe to reflect that Delta Hospice was a charity and not a ‘for-profit’ organization, as well as to reflect the high quality and value of donated items.