Palliative Care And The Hospice
- The Cumberland Hospice and Palliative Care Society has started a campaign to build a
standalone Hospice for Cumberland County. We are planning for a 5 to 10 bed hospice.
- Those who choose to go to the Hospice will receive palliative care supported by professionals
and volunteers. They help to relieve pain and other symptoms that cause discomfort at the end
- Hospice clients may range in age from young to old. They will be suffering from a wide variety
- Hospice expertise can make a difference in the quality of life at a time of great personal need.
- A hospice cannot claim to extend life. It can certainly improve the quality of life for each client.
- A hospice is there to help, not to intrude. The closeness of family and friends is vital for support
Cumberland County Hospice Will Provide:
- A place for those who wish to die with dignity in a friendly and supportive environment.
- Support for people who are caring for loved ones.
- Teaching and Resource Centre for individuals and community groups.
- Bereavement follow-up to support the family following the death of a loved one.
- A central space to develop, promote and implement a cooperative model of client care.
Palliative Care in Cumberland County
Palliative Care provides care and support for those who are at the end of life or have a life-limiting illness. The philosophy is to provide comfort when a cure is no longer possible.
For more information please contact:
Palliative Care Resource Team,
Cumberland Regional Health Centre: 902 – 667 – 3361
Cancer Navigator: 902 – 667 – 3361
V.O.N.: 902 – 667 – 8796
The Society provides assistance to the medical community and families for the provision of palliative care services.
Cumberland County Hospice Location