Our Mission

Colchester East Hants Hospice Society was founded in 2004 as a grassroots effort to support families facing life threatening illness, death and grieving the loss of their loved one. The organization, led by a committed Board of Directors, has very successfully developed and launched programs and services in line with the mission and mandate.

Hospice Is…

Hospice is a building, a belief and an approach. It focuses on improving the quality of living and quality of dying of people and their families when facing, serious illness, death and grief. In Colchester East Hants, Hospice-Palliative Care strives to provide physical, psychological, social, spiritual and practical support. Hospice is a registered charity and 100% of our fundraising activity supports programs throughout our community.

Hospice Will

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  • partner with palliative care and other community resources
  • be client driven
  • focus on key activities
  • be accessible throughout Colchester & East Hants
  • be leaders in End of Life in Nova Scotia
  • be sustainable

Our Values

  • We value the needs and wants as identified by the people we serve.
  • We appreciate the value of life and the natural process of death.
  • We recognize the need to address people and their families’ suffering, expectations, needs, hopes and fears while facing serious illness, death and grief.
  • We believe that all services need to be inclusive of the community and not limited by spiritual beliefs, gender, race or age.
  • We believe care is provided when the person and/or family is willing to accept it.
  • We believe that quality of life is defined by each person with which we work.
  • We believe that all relationships with other people (people requiring service, partners, colleagues) need to be based on respect and dignity for each other.
  • We believe that all people with whom we work have the right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • We believe that in developing healthy skills and attitudes to support those people dying in our communities, our communities will become stronger.

Our Guiding Principals

  • Client/Family Focused: Responsive to the people we serve.
  • High Quality: Clearly defined standards of practice, integrity, respect and compassion.
  • Safe and Effective: Clear policies and procedures to maintain safety and confidentiality all people.
  • Accessible: Services not limited by geography, age, gender, race or spiritual beliefs.
  • Adequately Resourced: People, funding, information, space, equipment available to meet the needs of the community.
  • Collaborative: Working together as a group and with community resources/partners.
  • Knowledge Based: People with have the information they need (staff, volunteers, people we serve).
  • Advocacy Based: Ongoing advocacy for quality services locally and provincially.
  • Research based: Practice is based on evidence and responsive to new knowledge.

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Thank you to Tatamagouche Foodland, C.G.Fulton Pharmacy, and Scotiabank Tatamagouche for supporting the Colchester East Hants Hospice! A special thank you to the people of Tatamagouche for supporting the BBQ and Bake Sale! ... See MoreSee Less

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Bill C-277 - an Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada - has passed in the Senate. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to my colleague Marilyn Gladu, MP for Sarnia Lambton and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Health, on the passage of her Bill C-277 through the Senate of Canada. The Bill provide...

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Colchester East Hants Hospice Society shared Hospice Bucket List 50/50's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Rollover Week! The winning number - #104 - was not played this week. Next Draw: Wednesday December 13th 2017. Estimated Prize: $140.00. Learn more by visiting our website: cehhospice.org/2017/...

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The Angels Remembered Tree is up at the Hospice Centre - 89 Queen Street. Please feel free to drop in to place an Angel on the tree in memory of a loved one.

A special thank you to Treeland Christmas Tree Farm for our beautiful Tree!
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The Angel’s Remembered Tree in Elmsdale at the Lloyd E Matheson Centre.

The Angels Remembered Tree is up at the Hospice Centre - 89 Queen Street. Please feel free to drop in to place an Angel on the tree in memory of a loved one. A special thank you to Treeland Christmas Tree Farm for our beautiful Tree! @DowntownTruro

We’re all set for Angel’s Rembered at @TruroMall! Our volunteers will be on site starting at noon today. #trurobuzz #trurons #novascotua

.@trurodaily: The Colchester East-Hants Hospice Society has partnered with Dalhousie University to bring a new program to the Truro area that will help those dealing with chronic illnesses navigate community services and resources. https://t.co/V6TuBt2deW #NovaScotia #TruroBuzz

Our team is excited that @hospice_ceh is launching the N-CARE program to support adults in the #Truro area who are living at home with serious illness. https://t.co/7BIB2GAUeH

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Upcoming Events

Dec
4
Mon
all-day Angels Remembered – Truro Mall @ Truro Mall
Angels Remembered – Truro Mall @ Truro Mall
Dec 4 – Dec 22 all-day
Angels Remembered - Truro Mall @ Truro Mall | Truro | Nova Scotia | Canada
Angels Remembered is a Colchester East Hants Hospice program tradition that has been taking place since the early 2000’s and has expanded from Truro to include Tatamagouche, Masstown and Elmsdale. It is a popular event in[...]
Dec
8
Fri
all-day Angels Remembered – Masstown Market @ Masstown Market
Angels Remembered – Masstown Market @ Masstown Market
Dec 8 – Dec 22 all-day
Angels Remembered - Masstown Market @ Masstown Market | Debert | Nova Scotia | Canada
Angels Remembered is a Colchester East Hants Hospice program tradition that has been taking place since the early 2000’s and has expanded from Truro to include Tatamagouche, Masstown and Elmsdale. It is a popular event in[...]
Dec
14
Thu
6:30 pm Hospice Social Club – Christmas ... @ Colchester East Hants Hospice
Hospice Social Club – Christmas ... @ Colchester East Hants Hospice
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hospice Social Club - Christmas Cookie Swap @ Colchester East Hants Hospice | Truro | Nova Scotia | Canada
Hospice Social Club Hospice recognizes the mental and physical benefits of getting out of the house and coming together in the community. There are an abundance of groups, activities and events already happening in our[...]