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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Did You Know... We are incredibly fortunate to have been gifted with pieces of handwork that can be found on display at our office located at 89 Queen Street!?

One of the pieces is a quilt that is displayed going up the stairway to the second floor. The quilt was made by Barb Bourne in memory of Joanne Venner.
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It is another ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 1117 – was NOT played. Next week's winnings are estimated to be $305!

Thank you to all participants for your continued support...

It's not too late to SIGN UP – 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 Keltie Bruce: Why is Hospice important to you?

"Hospice has added an important level of care available to patients and their families that many communities do not have access to. As a hospital visitor I see this regularly. Families are so appreciative of the services provided on a journey that is always stressful and sometimes lonely. It is a privilege to be able to help during that journey.

The care and professionalism exhibited by the staff on all levels is remarkable. As the Society grows I hope that more and more people will access the varied programs offered and that Hospice and palliative care will be more widely available everywhere."
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Did you know ... the Hospice Society has Volunteer Training starting October 16th, 2019. We have an amazing team and we could use your help to better serve our community.

There are a number of ways to help... Please call us at (902) 893-3265 with any questions you may have and to find out more about all of our volunteer opportunities.
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CONGRATULATIONS! Last week's Bucket List winner, Brittany Burke won $530!

Brittany played her winning number at the Co-Op in Upper Stewiacke.

It's not too late to sign up! — Find out everything you need to know about participating in our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 Draw here: cehhospice.org/bucket-list-50-50/
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We asked Colchester East Hants Hospice Society volunteer Keltie Bruce: Why is Hospice important to you? .
"Hospice has added an important level of care available to patients and their families that many communities do not have access to. As a hospital v… https://t.co/98rpxfVhOE

Did you know ... the Hospice Society has Volunteer Training starting October 16th, 2019. We have an amazing team and we could use your help to better serve our community.
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There are a number of ways to help... Please call us at (902) 893-3265 with any q… https://t.co/nDFe0PmkPj

CONGRATULATIONS! Last week's Bucket List winner, Brittany Burke won $530!
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Brittany played her winning number at the Co-Op in Upper Stewiacke.
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It's not too late to sign up! — Find out everything you need to know about participating in our Hospice Buck… https://t.co/Nc7tTn4ywt

This week's number – 1129 – was PLAYED in our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! Our WINNER will be taking home $530. Thank you to all participants for your continued support... .
It's not too late to sign up – Find out everything you need to know at … https://t.co/FgWUraFDNu

✨Don’t forget to PLAY YOUR TOONIE by 12:00 pm TOMORROW (Wednesday) to enter this week's Hospice Bucket List 50/50! This week’s winnings are estimated at $540!✨
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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 th… https://t.co/9aLxfvDmam

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