For almost 30 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.