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Applying to Hospice Halifax

A Place Like Home

Hospice Halifax is a 10-bed hospice residence for patients who require end-of-life care.

It’s an option for patients with end-of-life care needs that can’t be met at home and who don’t require admission to an acute care facility.

How to Apply

Ask your most responsible healthcare professional (family physician, nurse practitioner, specialist, or Palliative Care Consult Team member, for example) if hospice care is a good option for you.

If hospice care is a good option, they will send a Hospice Request for Assessment Form to Hospice Halifax on your behalf.

Already on our waitlist? Learn more about Hospice Companions

The Application Process


Read & Discuss

Read about the hospice residence and discuss hospice care with your most responsible healthcare professional. 


Eligibility Criteria

Your most responsible healthcare professional will use the Eligibility and Requests for Assessment Criteria to determine if hospice care is a good option for you.



If hospice care is a good option, they will send a Hospice Request for Assessment Form to Hospice Halifax on your behalf.

If accepted onto our waitlist, explore whether or not our hospice companions program would be a good fit for you and your loved ones.

Hospice Halifax will review your request and will be in touch with your most responsible healthcare professional. Admission to Hospice Halifax is based on applicants’ care needs. Read a sample Admission Agreement.

We strive to meet eligible applicants’ requests. Hospice Halifax, and other hospice residences under development in our province, are part of a strategy to offer hospice care in the community.

About the Hospice Residence

Every year, Hospice Halifax welcomes about 150 patients whose palliative care needs can’t be met at home but don’t need care in a hospital. 

Located at 618 Francklyn Street, the Hospice Residence offers: 

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24/7 Care

Patients receive professional nursing care with physcian support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

On-Site Programs

Patients and families can access on site programs, bereavement counselling, and social work consultation. 

Free of Charge

Our services are free of charge. As a not-for-profit organization, we are always happy to accept donations. Donate Now

Take a Virtual Tour

Explore Hospice Halifax with Dr. Stephanie Connidis, our medical director, in this 6-minute, informative virtual tour…

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Intentionally Compassionate Organization

As an intentionally compassionate organization we: 

Offer the best end-of-life care possible, according to patients’ and families’ choices, rights, identities, and cultural expressions.

Encourage patients and families to bring keepsakes from home, spend time together in meaningful ways, and include their pets in daytime visits. 

Provide bereavement programs for families and friends after their loved one dies.

Fully support staff and volunteers to take a compassionate and mindful approach to their work and self care.