Palliative Care Clinics

Providence Healthcare

Name of organization:  Palliative Care program at Unity Health Toronto

Location and address, phone, email

  • Location: 3276 St Clair Ave E, 3rd Fl, D Wing, Toronto, ON M1L 1W1
    33-bed Palliative Care Unit located on the 3rd Floor of the D-Wing, Providence Healthcare
    Tel: (416) 285-3744

Services provided

  • Management of distressing end-of-life symptoms like pain
  • Compassionate care to address the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs of patients and their families

How do you access them? Referral process?

  • Physician referral is required. To make a referral, the form must be completed

 


Scarborough Health Network – Centenary Hospital

Program Name:  Palliative Care Program at Scarborough Health Network (SHN)

  • Scarborough Health Network – Centenary Hospital
    2867 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough, ON M1E 4B9
    Suite 106, 1st Floor (across from the oncology clinic)
    416-284-8131 ext. 503

Services provided

  • Inpatient Palliative Care Clinic located at the General Hospital
    • The unit supports people with any life-limiting condition who need hospital admission for acute, palliative care supportive interventions
      Typical inpatient stay is for a short period of time (<1 month)
    • Staffed by seasoned, expert palliative care nurses, nurses newer to the specialty, and a multi-professional team that focuses on comfort, quality of life and goal-focused care
      Assessment, consultation, support, and end of life care
    • Unit includes warmly decorated private and semi-private patient rooms; patients, families and caregivers have access to a bright kitchenette, a quiet room reserved for prayer, meditation or counselling that patients and families can use for comfort
    • Pain/symptom management education, palliative education, patient/family teaching and support
  • Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic
    • Help patients with a palliative diagnosis to manage their symptoms while living at home or in the community
    • Trained professionals with expertise in pain and symptom management, including assessment, consultation and treatment, and ongoing follow-up care as needed for fatigue,
    • depression, nausea, shortness of breath, etc.
    • Advanced care planning to help in discussing decisions around future health and personal care
    • Supportive care, counselling and multi-faith services to aid families coping with grief, anxiety and stress
    • Referrals and links to community supports
    • Assistance in facilitating admission into a palliative care unit when appropriate
  • Palliative Consultation Service
    • For people who are inpatients at SHN
    • Those with a life-limiting condition/illness can be supported by our specialist palliative physicians and nurse coordinators working collaboratively with inpatient team
    • The team provides assessment, consultation, support with pain or other distressing symptoms, and end-of-life care
    • Palliative Nurse Coordinators located in-hospital help support teams to provide pain/symptom management, palliative education, patient/family teaching and support
    • Palliative Nurse Coordinators help to arrange transition from hospital to home for end-of-life care
  • LTC patients can access virtual and in-person palliative care physician consults
  • Collaboration with hospital- and community-based GAIN teams to support goals of care discussion/planning, pain/symptom management with a focus on helping GAIN patients to remain at home, avoiding ED visits and inpatient stays
  • A bridge program that supports patients being discharged home for end-of-life care while they transition to a community-based team

How do you access them? Referral process?

  • For the Palliative Ambulatory Clinics, Nurse Practitioner/ Physician referral required. Completed referral form can be faxed to 647-598-4003.
  • Fill out the online referral form for the Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic.

 


Scarborough Health Network – General Hospital

Program Name:  Palliative Care program at Scarborough Health Network (SHN)

  • Scarborough Health Network – General Hospital
    3050 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1P 2V5
    Tower Wing, 6th Floor
    416-431-8200 ext. 3615

Services provided

  • Inpatient Palliative Care Clinic located at the General Hospital
    • The unit supports people with any life-limiting condition who need hospital admission for acute, palliative care supportive interventions
      Typical inpatient stay is for a short period of time (<1 month)
    • Staffed by seasoned, expert palliative care nurses, nurses newer to the specialty, and a multi-professional team that focuses on comfort, quality of life and goal-focused care
      Assessment, consultation, support, and end of life care
    • Unit includes warmly decorated private and semi-private patient rooms; patients, families and caregivers have access to a bright kitchenette, a quiet room reserved for prayer, meditation or counselling that patients and families can use for comfort
    • Pain/symptom management education, palliative education, patient/family teaching and support
  • Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic
    • Help patients with a palliative diagnosis to manage their symptoms while living at home or in the community
    • Trained professionals with expertise in pain and symptom management, including assessment, consultation and treatment, and ongoing follow-up care as needed for fatigue,
    • depression, nausea, shortness of breath, etc.
    • Advanced care planning to help in discussing decisions around future health and personal care
    • Supportive care, counselling and multi-faith services to aid families coping with grief, anxiety and stress
    • Referrals and links to community supports
    • Assistance in facilitating admission into a palliative care unit when appropriate
  • Palliative Consultation Service
    • For people who are inpatients at SHN
    • Those with a life-limiting condition/illness can be supported by our specialist palliative physicians and nurse coordinators working collaboratively with inpatient team
    • The team provides assessment, consultation, support with pain or other distressing symptoms, and end-of-life care
    • Palliative Nurse Coordinators located in-hospital help support teams to provide pain/symptom management, palliative education, patient/family teaching and support
    • Palliative Nurse Coordinators help to arrange transition from hospital to home for end-of-life care
  • LTC patients can access virtual and in-person palliative care physician consults
  • Collaboration with hospital- and community-based GAIN teams to support goals of care discussion/planning, pain/symptom management with a focus on helping GAIN patients to remain at home, avoiding ED visits and inpatient stays
  • A bridge program that supports patients being discharged home for end-of-life care while they transition to a community-based team

How do you access them? Referral process?

  • For the Palliative Ambulatory Clinics, Nurse Practitioner/ Physician referral required. Completed referral form can be faxed to 647-598-4003.
  • Fill out the online referral form for the Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic.