About Hospice Halifax
Hospice Halifax is a compassionate and supportive community of staff, volunteers, and donors dedicated to making dying and living as comfortable and as meaningful as possible at the end of life.
Hospice palliative care means providing opportunities for patients and families to uniquely address practical, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs while preparing for the patient’s death. Every year, Hospice Halifax welcomes approximately 150 terminally ill patients facing the end of life, including vulnerable seniors, people living with physical disabilities, and people who are precariously housed.
WHAT IS HOSPICE CARE?
“Thank you to everyone at Hospice Halifax, especially the nurses who took such special care of our mom…You all went above and beyond what we could have ever imagined. The Hospice truly became our second home and we are so grateful for the time we spent there.”
This is Hospice care.
“There are no words to express our gratitude. Thank you for transforming the worst time in our lives into something positive. Every single one of you went above and beyond.”
This is Hospice care.
End of life impacts everyone. Our mission is to provide the best end of life care to patients and their families. Hospice Halifax is an option for people with end of life care needs that can’t be met at home and who don’t need to be in the hospital. We care for the whole person and their family. Our team focuses on symptom management, comfort care, planning for end of life, helping people achieve the best quality of life possible, and support for families and friends impacted by a loved one’s death.
Each year we provide services for 125 – 150 patients and their families. We don’t stop there. We support others in our community facing end of life through our outreach programs including free one-on-one grief counselling, and several bereavement programs. Our survey results show our patients and their families are 100% satisfied with their hospice experience
The impact we’ve had on the community has grown in our 2 years of operation but we can do much more. Click here for details on our impact. We had many referrals for hospice beds that we couldn’t accommodate because of our limited capacity. With your help, we can expand our services.
How your gift will be used
Our annual operating budget of $2.5 million enables us to provide our services free of charge to those we serve with our current programs and facilities. Our community needs are far greater than our current capacity. We plan to expand our services and programs in the future to include:
- Respite beds to enable family caregivers to rest and recharge while their loved ones receive high quality care
- More hospice beds – our population size requires 30 hospice beds and we currently have only 10
- Expansion of our grief counselling and bereavement support programs
- Day hospice programs to enable us to provide quality care, symptom assessment and treatment for those facing end of life at home, and not yet ready for admission to our hospice residence
- Supports and education for primary caregivers providing end of life care to their loved ones
Your donation will help us meet our objectives and make hospice care equitably available to all members of our community, regardless of their setting of care. You have the power to make a difference. Donating to Hospice Halifax is a wonderful way to ensure that members of our community facing end of life receive the best care possible.