Halifax’s new 10-bed hospice residence for patients from Nova Scotia and their families will open in late April at 618 Francklyn Street in Halifax.

The hospice will provide end-of-life care for people living with a terminal illness. Services for patients and their families will be free-of-charge.

Given that the hospice residence will open in late April, due to a change in the construction schedule, we will post a new date soon for Hospice Halifax to accept requests for assessment from patients’ most responsible healthcare professional.Please continue to visit this web page for updates.

Applying to Hospice Halifax brochure (PDF)

Use the brochure to talk with your most responsible healthcare professional to see if hospice care is a good option for you.

Eligibility and Requests for Assessment Criteria (PDF)

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.

Read the news release: Hospice Halifax Announces Eligibility and Admission Process for Hospice Residence

How do I apply?

1. 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.

2. If hospice care is a good option, your most responsible healthcare professional will send a Hospice Request for Assessment Form to Hospice Halifax.

3. 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.


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.