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North York General Hospital (NYGH) is a community academic teaching hospital that provides palliative care services through the Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care. The Freeman Centre is a patient- and family-centered program that provides an added...Read More
The University Health Network has found that having early palliative care has had a tremendous impact, not only on patients and families, but on the culture of care in the hospital. The focus is on timely, patient and family-focused care, as well as on collaboration...Read More
Hamilton Health Sciences’ Rapid Referral Processing and Priority Admissions Strategy enables potential referral sources (e.g., acute care, hospices, supportive housing, family physicians) with immediate access to our program description, criteria, application...Read More
Throughout history, the expressive arts have been used in connection with bereavement, loss, and healing. The Creative Expressions of Loss and Healing support group offered by the Palliative Services program has helped participants navigate through grief and loss by...Read More
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is a caring, innovative children’s hospice that fully embraces the life of each child and family. As British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice also provides...Read More
The Palliative Outreach and Consult Team (POCT) and the Heart Function Team created a process to transfer end-stage heart failure patients on isotope therapy to the palliative care unit. No other palliative care unit in Canada has done this. With the renal program,...Read More
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients, especially those on hemodialysis, are known to experience high burdens of pain & symptoms that are under-diagnosed and when known, under-treated. The annual mortality rate ranges between 15 to 25%; approximately 25% die as...Read More
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