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.

The Hospice Experience

Here are a collection of Experience Stories from some of our Patients and Families ...
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Resources

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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Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the support the Society offers. There are ...
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FAQ

These frequently asked questions about Hospice Palliative Care provide a quick glimpse into what ...
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News


Palliative Care Memorial Service

Reminder: Our bi-annual Palliative Care Memorial Service is coming up on Monday, June 4th, at 7:00pm at Our Lady of ...
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National Hospice Palliative Care Week Proclamation and Flag Raising

Hospice Palliative Care staff and volunteers gather with CBRM's Mayor, Cecil Clarke, and Deputy Mayor, Eldon MacDonald, to raise the ...
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Jill Murphy, Accredited Music Therapist

March is Music Therapy month and Hospice Palliative Care Society music therapy Jill Murphy (r), is the recipient of a ...
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Events


Sunflower Treasures 3 – a pop up shop in support of Hospice

Sunflower Treasures 3 - A Pop-Up Shop in support of Hospice Palliative Care Join us for a 3-day shopping extravaganza ...
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Together We Care Golf Tournament

Join us at the beautiful Bell Bay Golf Club on Friday, June 22nd for the 21st Annual Together We Care ...
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6th Annual Shake Rattle and Roll for Hospice

The 6th Annual Shake Rattle and Roll for Hospice is taking place on Saturday, April 28th, at Centre 200. It's ...
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Second Wind Community Band Spring Concert

The Second Wind Community Concert Band will present their annual June show in support of the Music Therapy Program of ...
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