Health Minister Leo Glavine Makes Announcement at CEHH

The Colchester East Hants Hospice (CEHH) was honoured to play host to an important provincial announcement during National Hospice Palliative Care week. Minister of Health, Leo Glavine, announced on Wednesday that the province is investing $1 million in Hospice Palliative care this year.

Thanking everyone for the opportunity to be at CEHH during Hospice Palliative Care Week, Minister Glavine emphasised the importance of the work Hospice does in the community: “you do very important work in this community, and you’re making us feel right at home here in your living room.”

The minister made clear that the new palliative care strategy for Nova Scotia will start “with a definition of what palliative or hospice care is – helping patients live as actively as possible through a life-limiting illness, providing quality of life and relieving suffering for patients and their families, and offering support to cope with the end of life.”

Within the first year of the new initiative, the province will focus on a handful of key areas:

  • Striking an advisory committee to help guide the implementation of the strategy.
  • A provincial palliative care coordinator will be hired to advance the strategy.
  • Additional palliative care team members to be hired, with the first enhancement to occur in South Shore, Annapolis Valley and Capital district health authorities.
  • Funding of the Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association to begin educating Nova Scotians and care providers on advance planning.

Dr. David Henderson, CEHH board member and palliative physician at the Colchester East Hants Health Authority, applauded this initial step: “”This strategy will guide professionals in different parts of the health system and increase our capacity to work more closely together, and with patients, families and community organizations to provide the right kind of care, at the right time, and in the right place.”

Please visit the following links for further details on Wednesday’s announcement:

Department of Health and Wellness: Strategy to Improve Palliative Care for Nova Scotians

CTV News [Video]:  N.S. to spend $1M for first year of palliative care strategy

Global News [Video]: Nova Scotia to spend $1M for 1st year of palliative care strategy

CBC News: Palliative care strategy gets $1M from Nova Scotia government

CBC News NS at Six [Video] (Coverage begins approximately 7 mins and 40 sec in to the video)

Truro Daily News: Strategy to improve palliative care for Nova Scotians

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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Volunteer Jean Gascoigne:

Why is Hospice important to you?

"My journey to hospice came when I needed help with coping with grief from the loss of my Mother, Father and twin brother as well as close friends in a very short period of time.

After giving myself time to heal and face the world in a different way, I realized that I would like to give back some of the knowledge I had learned from my life lessons with grief.

The opportunity arose to take a training course which hospice put on. This gave me the tools and understanding to help families in my community by sitting with their loved ones while they took a little well earned time for themselves.

Everyone will suffer loss in their lives but with the guidance of hospice many families will be able to face the loss of a loved one knowing that there is always someone there for them with just a smile, word of encouragement or hug to give them courage to face another day."
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Did You Know... We accept cash, cheque, credit cards or e-transfers for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 *PRE-PAY OPTION*.

Email us at info@cehhospice.org or call us at 902-893-3265 to make arrangements!
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It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 072 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated at $225!

Thank you to all of our participants for your continued support... If you would still like to SIGN UP, it's not too late!

Find out everything you need to know at cehhospice.org/bucket-list-50-50/.
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society Volunteer Jean Gascoigne:

Why is Hospice important to you? "My journey to hospice came when I needed help with coping with grief from the loss of my Mother, Father and twin brother as well as close friends … https://t.co/vvw9DdA9BQ

Did You Know... We accept cash, cheque, credit cards or e-transfers for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 *PRE-PAY OPTION*.
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Email us at info@cehhospice.org or call us at 902-893-3265 to make arrangements!
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#hospice #trurobuzz #bucketlist #didyouknow #dyk … https://t.co/kjtcvbaHfy

It is a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 072 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated at $225!
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Thank you to all of our participants for your continued support... If you would still like t… https://t.co/U4DCVo8jIs

✨Don’t forget to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm Wednesday to enter this week's Hospice Bucket List 50/50!✨
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If you haven't signed up yet, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Visit the link in our bio for all of the details.
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#hospice #5050 #trurobuzz #dontforget #cha… https://t.co/17f9PuqVKd

This week's number – 516 – was PLAYED in our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! Our WINNER will be taking home $561.50. Thank you to all participants for your continued support. This was one of our biggest week to date and we are excited to see it grow!
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