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Hospice Cape Breton

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902-567-7846

Referral Process 

Patients who wish to be considered for admission to Hospice Cape Breton can be referred to the Palliative Care service in Cape Breton by their physician or nurse practitioner. For more information, please contact 902-567-7846.

To determine if a person is eligible for admission to Hospice Cape Breton, the following criteria must be met:

  • life expectancy of three months or less
  • the goal of care is comfort

Visiting Hours

We support patients and families to be together at times that are meaningful to them.
Changes in seasonal respiratory infections may impact visiting restrictions. Please check with Hospice Cape Breton for possible changes in visiting your loved one.

Parking

Parking is free for all family and visitors. Accessible parking is also available. 

Fees & Bill Payments 

Hospice is available to all Nova Scotians with a valid Health Card. Additional costs may apply. Please ask your local hospice what this may mean for you. 

TV & Phones in your room

Each patient room has a TV and a direct phone line that is free of charge for local calls. 

Private Rooms at Hospice Cape Breton

Hospice Cape Breton has 10 patient rooms decorated to reflect some of the comforts of home and the needs of individual patients. Each room has a hospital bed with added expansion (bed gets wider) as well as, a seating bench, small fridge, dresser, wardrobe and a reclining chair. All patient rooms have a multi-purpose sleeper bed so visitors can stay overnight. 

Patients may bring freshly laundered items that bring comfort and meaningful personal items (e.g. family pictures, momentos) with them to Hospice Cape Breton. Each room has magnetic boards and a shelf for these items. (Please check with the staff about any visitor restrictions, especially during respiratory season).

WIFI and Internet access

There is free public WiFi in the building.

Inpatient meals

After you arrive, the Hospice Cape Breton Food Services staff will talk with you about your diet type and preferences. For patients, full-service meals are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Our menu caters to common comfort food, but do not hesitate to ask staff about your favourite food items and we will try to accommodate your wishes.
Families are also able to use our fully equipped family kitchen-living room area. (Please check with staff about any visitor restrictions, especially during respiratory season).

Spiritual spaces and Quiet Room

Hospice Cape Breton has a small quiet space called Caron Room and the Reflection Room which you and your family can use for private spiritual services/practices. Arrangements can be made if you would like a visit from someone in your spiritual community. Hospice Cape Breton also has a Spiritual Care provider available. 
Samqwan Room is available for complementary therapies, music therapy, smudging ceremonies etc. 

Hospice Cape Breton has a patio and garden available for patients and their families. Patient beds can also be easily brought out onto the patio or into the garden if the patient wishes.

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Patients who wish to be considered for admission to Hospice Cape Breton can be referred to the Palliative Care service in Cape Breton by their physician or nurse practitioner. For more information, please contact 902-567-7846.

To determine if a person is eligible for admission to Hospice Cape Breton, the following criteria must be met:

  • life expectancy of three months or less
  • the goal of care is comfort

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