Author: Hospice Cape Breton

May 6, 2021 It’s National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Canada  and this year’s theme is focused on Advocacy, Awareness, Funding and Access   The theme hits close to home for Hospice Cape Breton as it prepares to open the area’s new ten-bed Hospice.  The Hospice located...

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 upon to lend a helping hand.  He was also a  loving husband, father and grandpa and thanks to his...

Patsy Hannam loved being outdoors. She was independent, a skilled athlete—particularly in the curling rink—and an active member of Horizon Achievement Centre. Patsy worked in catering at the Horizon Achievement Centre, as well as a cleaner at the YMCA—a job at which she excelled. Patsy...

As a result of the annual industrial Cape BretonTim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign, the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County is the grateful recipient of $88,447.51 for the Hospice Circle of Care fundraising campaign. This significant donation will allow patients and families to benefit from a new...

From schools, hospitals, recreation facilities, and now a new Hospice, the Cape Breton Island Building and Construction Trades Council and their unionized contractors are involved in almost every major construction project on Cape Breton Island. Along with working together on job sites, they work together...

Did you know March is Music Therapy Month? With the help of Music Therapist, Jill Murphy, we've compiled a list of facts about the Hospice Music Therapy Program as well as Music Therapy as a practice. We hope you enjoy! There are more than 550 accredited...

Music often weaves its way into the fabric of our lives. So, it is not surprising that music can often play an important and poignant role in our last moments. That was the case for Mary Stubbart, a loving mother of four, grandmother, and wife....

On July 28, 2020, the Hospice Society, joined by Chief Terrance Paul of Membertou, the Honourable Derek Mombourquette and Brett MacDougall of Nova Scotia Health – Eastern Zone, gathered on site at the future home of Cape Breton’s only Community Hospice to turn sod and...

As a homecare worker for 25 years, Mary Luker knows how important it is to provide care and comfort in the home. The task took on a whole new meaning however, when she had to care for her husband Robert. Knowing the toll his care...

GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for various causes. Today, we'd like to take a moment to...

Making the most of every precious moment [caption id="attachment_987" align="alignleft" width="800"] Our new Hospice Residence is currently under construction on Terry Way![/caption] 10 Friends for Hospice For more than 30 years, the work of Hospice Cape Breton has been made possible through the generous support of Cape Bretoners...

An important milestone was reached on Tuesday, July 28 as the sod was turned to begin construction of the new Hospice, expected to be completed in 2021.  Hospice Cape Breton is building this much-needed facility for the citizens of Cape Breton County. “This day has been...