Our Society

The Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County is a vital community healthcare partner. Through donor support, we:


Ensure compassionate holistic care for palliative care patients and their loved ones.


Fund comfort and care services that provide for the unique personal needs of patients and families so patients can live well until the end of their lives.


Enhance care through education & professional development for staff and volunteers.

To support and promote compassionate care for individuals and their loved ones who need palliative and end-of-life care.

Celebrating Life in a Compassionate Community

Our donors help patients live well.

Comfort & Care

Comfort & Care

Our programs bring smiles, relief, security and often times joy to patients and their families during this never before travelled health care journey.
Staff & Volunteer Education

Staff & Volunteer Education

Ongoing education ensures patients receive the highest level of medical care from the incredible palliative care service medical team and enhanced support from volunteers who provide comfort and care with great kindness and sensitivity.


A hospice is a home away from home for patients in their final days where their unique lives are celebrated with family during a difficult time.

Services for palliative care patients are made possible because you give.  Visit “What We Do” for further information.

Maureen Carrol: Legacy Gift

Legacy projects are special gifts created by patients working with the Society's music therapist Jill Murphy. They tell Jill it offers a sense of accomplishment when they are able to compile memories and messages and tie them together with song or voice and visuals. It is a meaningful and positive project that provides focus for patients often bringing comfort and peace. They want their voices to live on. They want to know that they will not be forgotten. Maureen Carroll created this beautiful legacy project for her daughter and family members. It was a final gift that ensures her voice and their stories and songs will live on. The music therapy program would not be possible without community support.

Care at Home

Sharon Paul Rudderham shares her experience of caring for a loved one at home while receiving care and support from the Hospice Palliative Care Society. Our donors make it possible for the Society to fulfill a family's wish of caring for a loved one at home.


Years as a vital community healthcare partner in Cape Breton.


Patients supported through the Palliative Care Service annually.


Patients in the Palliative Care Service at any time.


Volunteers who visit, bake, bring flowers and offer welcome relief.

How You Can Help

We may not be able to add days to your life, but we can add life to your days.

Make a Donation

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  • For over 35 years, Nova Scotia Health and the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County (HPCS) have worked together to p...

  • May 6, 2021 It’s National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Canada  and this year’s theme is focused on Advocacy, Awareness, Funding a...

  • John Pinaud had a lot of friends, a great sense of humour and was a great storyteller. A  jack of all trades, he was often called up...