Halifax’s new 10-bed hospice residence for patients from Nova Scotia and their families will open April 8, 2019 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.

Hospice Halifax will accept requests for assessment from patients’ most responsible healthcare professional starting on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Applying to Hospice Halifax brochure (PDF)

Use the brochure to talk with your most responsible healthcare professional about whether 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 starting on March 27, 2019.

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.