Hospice Halifax


618 Francklyn Street, Halifax

Project Type

Traditional delivery


Healthcare Facility, Hospice

PROJECT complete

Halifax Hospice provides end-of-life care for Nova Scotian patients living with terminal illnesses. The construction of a new facility made it possible to move five hospital beds from the Victoria General site, creating a total of ten beds at the hospice residence.


  • Family kitchen, dining room, and living room spaces.
  • Children’s playroom.
  • Outdoor terraces and garden.
  • Overnight accommodations for families.
  • House kitchen for patient meals.
  • Quiet areas.
  • Centre for training and education.




  • Construction of Hospice Halifax was completed in April 2019.


  • Comfortable, personalized place for patients and their families to receive dignified end-of-life care.
  • Patients receive professional nursing care with physician support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Patients and families can access on-site programs, bereavement counselling, and social work consultation.
  • Provides services to about 150 patients a year, reaching up to 1,800 extended family members, loved ones, friends, and colleagues.
  • Services are free-of-charge for patients and families.
  • About 50 full-time, part-time, and casual staff members provide clinical care and administrative services.
  • About 100 volunteers will provide support.