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Programs & Services


Palliative Consulting Team

Providing consultative services and working closely with health care professionals, families or persons living with palliative or end of life conditions (Life-limiting disease).

Life Consult Service (PEOLC) is comprised of a multidisciplinary team working across all rural and urban settings of care within the South Zone. The team provides palliative care consultative support for adult patients, families, and healthcare teams to help manage complex palliative symptoms related to the patient’s life-limiting disease.

This service is provided at locations of care including; acute care, community (home, supportive living, long term care, private assisted living). Provides:

  • an assessment of palliative symptoms (pain, nausea, anxiety, dyspnea, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual concerns) and provides collaborative support in managing complex situations
  • education regarding disease progression and the end of life
  • recommendations for optimizing quality end-of-life care and support for families faced with the loss of a loved one
  • assists with prognostication, support understanding of prognosis, advance care planning and goals of care conversations
  • accessing palliative community resources
  • supporting patient and family centered palliative approach to care
  • information on how to support a patient and family centered palliative approach to care
  • facilitates understanding of a palliative approach to care
  • explores opportunities for early palliative care
  • facilitates transition to alternate care settings such as hospice
  • mentors other clinicians

Contact Details

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Location Info
#544
Address
666 5 Street SW
Medicine Hat, Alberta
T1A 4H6
Telephone
403-529-8901
Fax
403-502-8626
Getting There

Parking available

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Note

Home care is point of contact hours

Access
Service Providers May Include
child life specialists, occupational therapists (OTs), palliative doctors, pharmacists, registered Nurses (RNs), spiritual care workers, social workers
Eligibility

Patients must meet eligibility criteria based on diagnosis.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Wait Times

Referrals are triaged for urgency

Fees

Patients are required to pay for medications not covered under insurance plans.


Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations
Also Known As
Other
Palliative and End of Life Care