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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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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✨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 #chancetowin
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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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