Our Mission

Our team focuses on creating a safe and accessible space to understand and navigate grief and provide opportunities for individuals and families to talk about end of life. We advise that everyone plan for end of life, consider their wishes, and pursue quality of life each and every day.

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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The Cobequid Supper Club has asked us to help share information about their Community Care & Chowder Supper taking place on Wednesday, November 25th.

Please see additional information below to place an order and register for Community Grief Discussion: Yours, Mine & Ours!
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We are sharing this video from the Truro Library - Colchester-East Hants Public Library in honour of children's grief awareness day. We love to support local and are pleased to have copies of "Hank's Ball", written by local authors Sam Madore and Joey Schurman and illustrated by local artist Amanda Bent available at Hospice.

These books are a great resource for children who are struggling with the loss of a loved one.
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November 19 is Children’s Grief Awareness Day. Did you know that we have a variety of resources for children and youth available at our Hospice office, including our HUG in a box grief kits designed with tools and activities to help children and youth during their grief journey.

For more information or to access these resources, please reach out to Laura McNutt, our children and youth grief and bereavement social worker, or Zach Higgins, our social work student placement, who is working with us Mondays and Tuesdays (902-893-3265).

This can be an especially challenging time of year for young people experiencing grief over the loss of a loved one. We want you to know that we are here to help. 💛
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This week's Bucket List Lotto winner is Dawn Ross!
CONGRATULATIONS!
Stay tuned for our next winner on December 2nd!
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This week's Bucket List Lotto winner is Stacey MacLeod!
CONGRATULATIONS!
Stay tuned for our next winner on November 18th!
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Join us as we chat with #TruroFamous Stacey Harrison, Executive Director of the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society.

Thursday, August 20
3:00 pm ADT
Facebook LIVE
@cehhospice

Get your reminder here: https://www.facebook.com/LocalLoveTruro/videos/615368549401725/

"With no government funding, the hospice society relies heavily on fundraisers and donations... Harrison says this change has already allowed the team to put their focus back on developing programs and services."

https://hubnow.ca/colchester-east-hants-hospice-society-changes-bucket-list-fundraiser-due-to-pandemic-need-for-support-services/?fbclid=IwAR0fWiMoWyHDVdSoCiEipre27fv2s89GAa5l_dKvs35Z0IzzqfQ1HyG1zzg

As we head into the weekend, don’t forget to visit our website for access to our grief and bereavement resources.

Included, you'll find information on:

• Coping with Grief for Adults
• Coping with Grief for Kids
• Rituals from Home
• And more...

https://cehhospice.org/grief-bereavement/

If there was ever a time for a HUG, this is it. With our friend, @sherfitch, we are asking you to share a photo of you with your painted Hospice HUG to send a virtual HUG to those who need it in our community.

Tag us @cehhospice + use the hashtag #hugforhospice

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Looks like you found one of our HUGS for Hospice, @sherfitch! Thank you for spreading the message. And a HUG right back to you. 🤗 #hugforhospice #sendahug #InThisTogether

https://cehhospice.org/hugs/

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