Hospice Halifax is pleased to announce that Halifax’s first residential palliative care hospice will be built in the south end of Halifax. The two grey houses at 618/620 Francklyn Street will be renovated and connected in order to make one ten-bed, two-story residential hospice that will retain the history and warmth of the original houses.

The goal of end of life care at residential hospice is to provide compassionate, specialized care in a home-like environment.  Residents and families are allowed the opportunity to spend precious days together. Hospice also helps individuals and families cope with grief and loss during illness and after a loved one’s death.  Residents receive holistic, patient and family-centred care while surrounded by the comforts of home.

The hospice renovation will be designed by Halifax architect Anne Sinclair, a member of the Canada Green Building Council and a LEED accredited professional with a passion for housing that makes a difference.

At the end of 2015, we took possession of the buildings and are operating our offices from Francklyn Street.

It is wonderful to finally be able to make this exciting announcement!  Our team of hardworking volunteers, committee members, board and staff have been working toward this for over 5 years so you might be able to hear the cheers across the city! We want to give a special thanks to the six Rotary Clubs of the metro area for their incredible support of this project over the past 3 years.

We thank you for your continued support as we make the dream of bringing residential hospice to Halifax a reality.


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