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Programs & Services


Palliative Care Consult Team (Inpatient)

These teams complete comprehensive palliative and end of life care assessments and provide recommendations to primary care providers for complex symptom management. The teams also complete assessments for Type C Care Home admissions.

A referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner is needed when they want support with palliative care services.

PEOLC is both a philosophy and an approach to care that enables all individuals with a life-limiting and/or life-threatening illness to receive integrated and coordinated care across the continuum. This care incorporates patient and family values, preferences and goals of care, and spans the disease process from early diagnosis to end of life, including bereavement. Palliative and End-of-Life Care Alberta Provincial Framework (2014)

Our Services Include:

  • providing consultative services for patients with a life-limiting illness
  • collaborating closely with doctors, nurse practitioners, Home Care staff and hospital teams
  • supporting patients with a life-limiting illness, and their families, with their physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs
  • assessing the needs and supporting the planning for care options including palliative Home Care, Tertiary Palliative Care Unit or Type C Care Homes (previously known as hospice care). 

Contact Details

University of Alberta Hospital

Address
8440 112 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2B7
Telephone
780-407-8822 (Switchboard)
Fax
780-407-1394
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Note

Urgent:

UAH Switchboard:(780) 407-8822

Non-urgent:

Fax consult request to

(780) 407-1394

Weekends - on-call palliative physician - call Community Care Access - 780-496-1300

Access
Service Providers May Include
palliative nurse consultants, palliative nurse practitioners (NPs), palliative physicians
Eligibility

Palliative diagnosis.

Referral Needed

Referral is from a Physician or Nurse Practitioner.

Wait Times

An estimated wait time for a consult is 1-3 business days.

Type C Care Home placement varies based on availability of beds.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations
Also Known As
Previous
Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Community Consult Team, Pain and Symptom Control Telehealth Clinic, Telehealth Pain and Symptom Control Palliative Radiotherapy Clinic
Other
Pain Clinic, Type C Care Home (formerly known as Hospice)