Province Provides Operational Support

Province Provides Operational Support

On August 2nd, a much-awaited announcement was made by the Province of Nova Scotia. At a news conference attended by many supporters, Premier Stephen MacNeil unveiled a $1.75 million contribution towards the operating costs of the soon-to-be-built Hospice Residence.

The planned Hospice Residence will provide a home-like setting for those needing end-of-life care, and who do not need the acute medical care provided in hospital. The 14,000 square foot residence will offer ample space for families to come together to cook, to make music and even more importantly, memories. There will be gardens, a shared dining space, space for celebrations and cultural events, as well as operational, volunteer and clinician offices.

Patricia Jackson, Co-Chair of the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County said “the Society has long be­lieved in the incredible impact a hos­pice residence can and will have for our community.” She also pledged to work with the community to open the doors and welcome patients and families in spring 2021.