For more than 28 years, the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County has actively advocated for patients and families facing life-limiting illness in hospital and the community. Its mission since inception has been to support and promote compassionate care for individuals and their loved ones when they need it most. A wide range of comfort and care supports and services, including the 9 bed An Cala Unit in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital exist thanks to the generosity of the Cape Breton community through many partnerships with the Society.

The Society’s current focus is to build and furnish a Hospice Residence. A Hospice Residence provides patient/family centred end-of-life care in a homelike, non-institutional setting through a team approach that can include volunteers, social workers and spiritual care providers in addition to highly trained and empathetic medical and nursing staff. Emphasis is on adding meaningful life to the remaining days for patients and their loved ones.

To support and promote compassionate care for individuals and their loved ones who are living with a life-threatening illness.


The Hospice Experience

Here are a collection of Experience Stories from some of our Patients and Families. Click ...
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Below are a list of resources to help you understand hospice. Canadian Virtual Hospice - ...
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Understanding Hospice

Hospice palliative care affirms life. The dying are still living and deserve a comfortable, ...
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Support Service

Hospice Palliative Care is as varied as the faces on this earth. Each patient ...
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Volunteers are the heart and soul of the support the Society offers. There are ...
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These frequently asked questions about Hospice Palliative Care provide a quick glimpse into what ...
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Burger Week 2015

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National Hospice Palliative Care Week|2016 Events

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Sunflower Treasures – a Pop up Shop in Support of Hospice Palliative Care – 3 Day Shopping Event

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