Ribbon Cutting with Partners

Hospice Halifax Celebrates Ribbon Cutting with Partners (Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Halifax, NS) Halifax’s first hospice residence for Nova Scotian patients and their families celebrated its official opening today, April 17, at 618 Francklyn Street in Halifax. The facility will welcome patients and families by the end of the month. Join us for Hike for… Read More

Open House: April 17, 18 & 20

After years of hard work by many in our community, Hospice Halifax is very excited to share our community’s brand new, state-of-the-art, 10-bedroom hospice residence for Nova Scotian patients and their families. Since 2001 many of us have dreamed of opening this hospice residence. Please join us to celebrate this accomplishment and view the new… Read More

$1-Million Gift from J & W Murphy Foundation

On behalf of our staff, board members, volunteers, donor partners, and future hospice patients and families, I express sincere gratitude to the Murphy family, and the J & W Murphy Foundation, for their generous contribution of $1-million to Hospice Halifax. Their gift will cover the costs of the hospice residence’s architectural design, which focuses on… Read More

Eligibility and Admission Announcement

Hospice Halifax Announces Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process for Hospice Residence (Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Halifax, NS) Hospice Halifax and Nova Scotia Health Authority announced eligibility criteria and an admission process, as a new hospice residence for patients from Nova Scotia and their families opens on April 8. The hospice will provide end-of-life care for… Read More

A Preview: Interior Under Construction

Check out this 3D virtual tour of the hospice residence, now under construction at 618 Francklyn Street in Halifax. We partnered with Colin Gillis and his team at Smarter Spaces to produce a behind-the-scenes preview of the hospice residence interior in mid October 2018. The walk through provides a detailed, visual experience of what the… Read More

Audrey Parker: Honouring a lifetime

Welcome. Please see below a penned letter from Audrey Parker to Hospice Halifax and her full obituary, published in The Chronicle Herald on November 2, 2018. A penned letter from Audrey Parker: Why is it that we believe that our first breath is so much more important than our last? I think society has it… Read More

Our Tribute to Audrey Parker

“Why is it that in our society we believe our first breath is so much more important than our last? I think we have it backwards.” These were the words spoken by Audrey Parker as she accepted her honouree award at Hospice Halifax’s Hats Off event in 2017.   Her bright personality radiated as she… Read More

Hats Off 2018 – Wrap Up

  On Sept 27th we celebrated our second annual Hats Off: an evening of Jazz, Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres with a room full of wonderful supporters! We wanted to write a quick blog post to THANK all of the amazing support we received from all of those that purchased a ticket, bid on an auction item… Read More

Introducing Hospice Halifax’s New Look!

Hospice Halifax is excited to introduce its new look today, July 16, 2018. Designed by Revolve Branding & Marketing, the new look and the refined values, mission, and vision statements embrace the elements of comfort, inclusion, family focus, and peace of mind. In addition to the standard stationery, website, and social media changes, the new… Read More

A Community Thank You! About $40,000 Raised

Thank you everyone! Teams, families, couples, and co-workers raised about $40,000 toward developing Nova Scotia’s first hospice residence during Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Photo credit: Richard Hall It was a beautiful day with heartfelt speeches, great entertainment, and good company. Thank you everyone for your support. We extend special thanks to our… Read More

QEII Times: It’s About Living

It’s about living QEII a national leader in the delivery of palliative care This article was published June 15, 2018 in the QEII Times. Author: Nicole Topple Many Nova Scotians may be surprised to learn that palliative care actually has very little to do with dying. “Ultimately, it’s about helping individuals live a better life… Read More

Community Consultation Report: Main Themes and Results

Four major themes: atmosphere, values, approach and access will guide the services and supports that Hospice Halifax will provide when the hospice residence opens. Community members highlighted these themes during an in person consultation on March 26, 2018 and an online consultation from January to March 2018. Approximately 60 community members attended the consultation and… Read More