Palliative care focuses on relieving the suffering of patients from symptoms, pain and the mental stress of a serious illness. The Palliative Care Team supports the comfort and dignity of the person living with the illness and improves the quality of life for both the patient and family or caregivers.
The goal of palliative care is to:
• Identify symptoms early and provide relief to the patient
• Offer support for the psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient and family/caregivers
• Offer assistance to make ethical decisions about the patients’ health care in the future
Who Provides Palliative Care in Hospital?
Many health care providers contribute to palliative care depending on the needs of the patient and family. This may include all members of your health care team such as physicians, nurses, therapists as well as volunteers, spiritual care persons and other members of your community. A patient's Palliative Care Team works in partnership with each other, the patient, family and other important community resources as needed to provide support and relief.
Where is Palliative Care Provided at Halton Healthcare?
Palliative care is provided at all three of our hospitals located in Georgetown, Milton and Oakville. Halton Healthcare provides designated palliative care beds in the Complex Continuing Care Units located in all three hospitals.
Palliative Care Resources
There are many great resources and community supports available for palliative care which are listed below:
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
Located in the Complex Transitional Care Unit, Level 3, North Block.
Milton District Hospital
Located in the Complex Transitional Care Unit, Level 2, North Block.
Located in the Complex Transitional Care Unit, Main Level