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Programs & Services

Palliative and End of Life Care

The Palliative Care and End of 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 include 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
  • provides education regarding disease progression and the end of life
  • provides 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
  • accesses to Rural Palliative Care In-Home Funding Program.

Contact Details

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital

Location Info
666 5 Street SW
Medicine Hat, Alberta
T1A 4H6

Main entrance.

Parking stalls and washrooms.

Getting There

Parking available

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm


Home care is point of contact hours

Service Providers May Include
nurse practitioners (NPs), palliative physicians, registered nurses (RNs), social workers

Client must be a Home care client. May need to refer to Home care for access to Palliative consultants

Service Access

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

Also Known As
Palliative Care Services