Originally published in The Chronicle Herald By Gina Brown, Chair, Hospice Halifax Communications Committee October 17, 2017 When Nova Scotians identify a need for the good of all in the community, there’s a long and proud tradition of working together to get the job done. That’s the case with Halifax’s first residential hospice, where a… Read More
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For immediate release Hospice Halifax Construction Underway October 16, 2017 (Halifax) – Construction of Halifax’s first purpose-built facility to provide end-of-life care and family support is now underway with an anticipated fall 2018 opening for Hospice Halifax. Hospice Halifax board chair Dr. Jane Henderson said, “After years of planning and months of site preparation, it… Read More
Jeff Van Horne and Matt Boyle of The Clever Barkeep have whipped up a cocktail especially for Hats Off for Hospice, a classic cocktail party supporting the development of Halifax’s new residential hospice. They will be serving cocktails and ‘mocktails’ at our premiere event on October 19, 2017 at Parkland at the Gardens in Halifax.… Read More
Our administrative assistant, Robyn McPhee, sits down with Jeff Van Horne and Matt Boyle, of The Clever Barkeep, to learn more about their decision to support Hats Off for Hospice on October 19, 2017 at Parkland at the Gardens in Halifax. Watch the thoughtful parallels Jeff and Matt draw between their experience, their service, and hospice… Read More
Jeff Amos with Amos Wood Mouldings & Millwork talks about the beams that were salvaged from the former buildings at 618 and 620 Francklyn Street. He plans to use the beams as features in work stations, benches, hallways, and entryways and other design projects in the new residential hospice. Video and photo credit: Robyn McPhee… Read More
Hospice Halifax’s one-on-one interview with Dr. Margaret Casey, also the focus of CBC Nova Scotia’s article published on August 22, 2017: Almost century-old Christmas cards found in Halifax Hospice house. During July’s soft demo of the two buildings on Francklyn Street, we made the exciting discovery of some Christmas cards, a few calling cards, and a… Read More
A cheerful hello from the Macdonald Bridge! Did you know the development of our area’s first residential hospice is underway? View the construction updates and photos.
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A warm thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 Hike for Hospice. Along with the teams, families, and couples who braved the soggy weather on May 7, and with funds received in the following days, Hospice Halifax is pleased to announce that we raised $40,000 toward developing a residential hospice in Halifax.
What a sultry, red-hot evening in support of Halifax’s first freestanding residential hospice! From the night’s shared stories on the importance of hospice care to the laughs and embraces on the dance floor and the photo booth, our guests wore their hearts on their sleeves. We heart our attendees, Friends of Hospice, and committed event sponsors —… Read More
For immediate release Hospice Halifax Shares Updated Plans with the Community January 17, 2017 (Halifax) – Board members, staff and volunteers of Hospice Halifax shared updated draft design concepts for Halifax’s first hospice being created to provide end-of-life care and family support. Neighbours, supporters and other interested community members learned more about the proposed plans at a community… Read More
We’re extending a special thanks to the Rotary Clubs of Metro Halifax, QEII Palliative Care, and the QEII Foundation for their amazing pledged support of combined matching donations of $300,000 over three years!
The Chronicle Herald GAIL LETHBRIDGE Published August 26, 2016 – 5:27pm Last Updated September 8, 2016 – 2:15pm My friend Lin died in a hospice. It was a friendly place, a regular house in a quiet residential neighbourhood. There were fresh-cut flowers on the dining room table, which was covered with the sort of tablecloth you might… Read More