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Programs & Services

Palliative Care Team

 Location: South Zone and Area

Supports individuals and their families during the dying process and at the end of life. Service is offered in a person's home, in hospitals, and in other care centres.

Palliative Care values life and accepts death as a normal process. It does not hasten or slow death. Our team offers support to improve the person's quality of life.

This program includes the person with the disease and the person's family. It focuses on symptom relief as well as emotional and spiritual needs, being mindful of unique cultural practices.

The Palliative Care team helps individuals and their families when there is no known cure for an illness that threatens life. Services include:

  • assessing and dealing with pain and symptoms
  • planning and teaching around the end of life
  • inpatient care on the Palliative Care Unit

Contact Details

South Zone and Area

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Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Service Providers May Include
child life specialists, counsellors, doctors, occupational therapists (OTs), registered nurses (RNs), social workers
Referral Needed

Criteria for palliative care referrals are:

  • Metastatic cancer with unmanaged symptoms or prognosis < 6 months
  • All stage IV lung cancer
  • Other life limiting illness with estimated prognosis <6 months and unmanaged symptoms
  • Consideration for admission to Palliative Care Unit (prognosis <3 months, M2/C1/C2 goals of care)
Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Palliative Care
Hospice Care, Palliative Care Team, Palliative end-of-life care