Understanding Hospice Palliative Care

Understanding HospiceThe Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County is a registered non-profit charitable organization governed by a Board of Directors.  The Society works in partnership with the Cape Breton District Health Authority Palliative Care Service and other community programs to meet the many needs of palliative care patients and their families.

Hospice Palliative Care service is an approach that improves the quality of life for patients and their families facing challenges associated with life-threatening illnesses.  This is accomplished by means of prevention and relief of suffering, facilitated through early identification and impeccable assessment as well as the treatment of pain and other physical, psychological and spiritual problems. 

Since 1986, the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County has been providing support and resources for those living with a life-threatening illness serviced by the Cape Breton District Health Authority Palliative Care Service.  

The Society promotes public awareness and fundraises in order to provide on-going education for staff and volunteers and supports the home equipment loan service, which is provided free of charge to all palliative care patients in their homes. 

Board of Directors

The Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community members with a diverse range of expertise and skills.  The Board of Directors are elected annually by the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County membership at the Annual General Meeting and they assume responsibility for the charitable entity legally registered as the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County

Board of Directors

Executive

Co-Chairs -Patricia Jackson &Nancy Dingwall
ViceChair - Dr. Anne Frances D’Intino
Secretary - Carol Murphy
Treasurer - Dale Orychock
Executive Director - Aurelle Landry
Executive Assistant - Kathy Forsey

Board Members
Father Frank Abbass
Randa Azer
Carolyn Fiolek
Ann Marie Fraser
Chuck Jamieson
Irene Khattar
Lorne MacDougall
Suzanne Merner
Claire Timmons

Advisory Board Members
Michelle Curtis
Connie Gregory
Alan MacDonald
Bernice MacDonald
Lisa McNeil-Campbell
Laurie Mortimer
Kim Popwell
Cora Shebib

 

 

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