Palliative Care Consultation Teams
A Palliative Care Consultation Team is available to inpatients at both the Hamilton General and Juravinski Hospitals. Patients are referred by their attending hospital doctor.
What is Palliative Care?:
Palliative Care aims to improve a person's quality of life through improved symptom management while addressing psychosocial, emotional and spiritual issues. It is care that is appropriate at all stages of a person's illness.
Interdisciplinary teams including a doctor, nurse and social worker provide care for adult inpatients and their families who require the specialized skills of a palliative care service. Our professionals work with the patient, the family and other members of the health care team.
Our team will work with you to:
Relieve suffering, including pain and other distressing physical and emotional symptoms
Assist with future care planning
Help with discharge planning
If you think you or your family member could benefit from the involvement of the Palliative Care Team, please talk with your hospital doctor or nurse.