Valley Hospice Foundation
In 2000, The Valley Hospice Foundation incorporated as a registered charity in response to a community need to offer dying Valley residents – who for any reason are unable to die at home – and their loved ones a welcoming, quiet and comfortable alternative to hospital-based palliative care. The Foundation is a volunteer-lead organization.
The Valley Hospice project was a significant part of a larger capital fundraising campaign that also supported the redevelopment of Valley Regional Hospital. The joint capital campaign – Our Community Our Health, was lead by the Valley Hospice Foundation and the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation and raised more than $8 million to build the Hospice and fund projects at Valley Regional Hospital.
The Hospice is operated by the Nova Scotia Health Authority. An Integrated Hospice Palliative Care Advisory Committee has been formed with membership from the Valley Hospice Foundation, Nova Scotia Health Authority and the community at large with a share vision for excellence in hospice and palliative care for the residents of the Annapolis Valley.
The Foundation continues to operate as a fundraising vehicle and advocate for Hospice and Palliative Care in all care setting in the Annapolis Valley.