The Palliative Care program welcomes patients and family members who are facing a serious or life-threatening illness, regardless of diagnosis or ability to pay. Services are provided to inpatients and outpatients. If required, we can provide referrals for hospice care her on the North Shore.
Our focus is on managing symptoms so that patients can enjoy their friends, families, and activities for as long as possible. Among the unique approaches we use to keep patients comfortable, active and alert are:
- A combination of medications and lifestyle approaches that focuses on maximum comfort and that is tailored to the needs of each patient
- Involvement of palliative care specialists early in treatment
- Outpatient clinics
- On-going bereavement support