Hospice Halifax

Background

As part of QEII New Generation, the redevelopment of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, services are being moved out of the aging Victoria, Centennial and Dickson buildings on the VG site. Those buildings will eventually come down. Care and services will be delivered at other hospitals or new health care facilities being built or renovated including a new hospice residence in Halifax. Five hospital beds will be moved from the VG site to Hospice Halifax for a total of ten beds at the hospice residence.

Update

  • Construction of the hospice residence is well underway
  • Expected to welcome patients and families in early 2019
  • Hospice Halifax has trained about 100 volunteers and will be hiring about 20 staff members this winter (doctors, registered nurses, licenced practical nurses, and care team assistants)

Benefits

  • Providing a comfortable, personalized place for patients and their families to receive dignified end-of-life care
  • Providing state-of-the-art clinical care and support services to patients and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Providing services to about 150 patients a year, reaching up to 1,800 extended family members, loved ones, friends and colleagues
  • Providing care free of charge for patients and families

Quick facts about Hospice Halifax:

  • This will be Halifax‚Äôs first hospice residence for patients across Nova Scotia
  • Hospice Halifax has actively worked in the community as a registered charitable organization since 2001
  • The organization holds 5 major annual fundraising events and has received a number of large donations for the capital construction