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.

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The Hospice Experience

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

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Halloween Treats at Northside General

  On Monday, October 26,  Northside Volunteers treated palliative care patients to a Halloween treat, but no tricks! Although the patients are going through ...
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CANADIAN GIRLS IN TRAINING

In June of this year the Canadian Girls In Training (CGIT) celebrated its 100th Anniversary.  Following the celebration, the organizing committee ...
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Burger Week is Back

Burger Week is back again this year with a total of 18 restaurants participating from Sydney, Glace Bay, New Waterford ...
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Events

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Burger Week is Back

Burger Week is back again this year with a total of 18 restaurants participating from Sydney, Glace Bay, New Waterford ...
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National Hospice Week

May 2nd - 9th, 2015 In May, join folks across the country in a conversation about hospice palliative care. The theme ...
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Sydney Ribfest

Sydney Ribfest is three days of great food, live music and family fun brought to you by the Rotary Clubs ...
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Burger Week Being Served up in the CBRM

The Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County is teaming up with local restaurants to bring Burger Week to ...
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