UPDATE January 18, 2022

Visitors to Hospice: Patients can identify two people (the same two people) who can visit them in hospice. If these two people live together, they can visit together. If these two people live in separate households, they must visit separately.

The Great Room: In order to prevent different family groups from mixing and having exposure to each other without masks, we are pausing all eating and drinking in the Great Room. Visitors may take their food and drink to the patient’s room to eat. 

Volunteers: We are pausing professional volunteers and our one-on-one volunteer visits for the time being.

As of January 4, 2022, one-on-one counselling services at Hospice Halifax are temporarily on hold. We hope to resume services as soon as possible and will update our website when resumed.

While we’re not currently accepting new waitlist requests, family or friends of former hospice patients can reach out to Hospice Halifax and we’ll do our best to prioritize you when services resume.

We continue to offer both in-person and virtual bereavement support groups at this time.

Our visitor guidelines are as follows:

  • 2 visitors in a patient room at a time
  • Visitors are asked to wear masks throughout the building (only removed when eating or drinking). Please be sure to wear your masks while staff are in the patient room providing care.
  • All visitors to the building must participate in our screening process (including temperature checks).
  • All visitors looking to access the garden must ring the front doorbell and participate in our screening process.

Please note that we are asking all visitors for confirmation of their double vaccination status. People who are not double vaccinated can still visit with the following in place: 

  • We will provide a rapid self-test at the door and a private place for the visitor to do the test; a staff member must see a negative result before the person can visit (this takes about 15 minutes).
  • The visitor will only be allowed in the patient’s room (not the common spaces) and must visit alone. They will be given a new medical grade mask and must keep it on at all times during their visit.