Cathy’s Place, a resource room for cancer patients and families, is located at St. Martha’s Hospital in Antigonish. It has a computer with internet access and there are wigs, hats and turbans available for patients free of charge. It is staffed by volunteers. Cathy’s Place is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Serenity Room at Colchester East Hants Health Center is a place that offers many supports for cancer patients and their families.
The Serenity Room is a welcoming environment where patients and or families can wait. The room is also supplied with wigs, head coverings, breast prothesis, and patient information related to cancer.
The Serenity Room is located in building A on the ground floor in the ambulatory care area (room number A1 042).
The Healing Garden at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre was built in 1999 and is located adjacent to the chemotherapy treatment room of the Cancer Centre. It is used as a public space for patients, visitors, and staff and is used by a therapeutic horticulture pilot program for activities. Therapeutic goals of the program include increasing hope, bringing a sense of control, restoring cognitive attention, and increasing a sense of empowerment.
The Journey Room is a place where cancer patients and their families can go for information, discussion or a quiet respite. The room is run by trained volunteers who will help patients and their families to unwind, enjoy some calming music or an inspirational book. It offers complementary services such as Reiki, massage and yoga. Hairdressing services, wig fittings and head wraps are also available at the Journey Room.
The Journey Room is located on the 3rd floor of South Shore Regional Hospital across from the Oncology Clinic. Follow the purple line from the elevator. Reiki is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Meloney Family Comfort Room is a place where cancer patients and their families can go for information, discussion or a quiet respite. Patients can come to the comfort room and use our complementary services such as Reiki, the Wig Bank and Look Good Feel Better. An appointment is required for these services.
The comfort room is located on the level three of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. To get to the comfort room, take elevator 7 which is located just outside of the cancer centre and it is on the right when you get off the elevator.