What is Brockville and District Hospice Palliative Care Service?
The Palliative Care Service is best described as a “Hospice without Walls.”
The team consists of:
This highly specialized team of health care providers, work closely together to insure the delivery of quality care. Support to patients and their families coping with a life threatening condition is available in hospital or in the community. The staff and volunteers are committed to meeting the individual physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their significant others. Hospice extends its’ compassionate care beyond death by providing bereavement follow-up.
The Consult Nurses are experienced and caring nurses who are committed to meeting patient and family needs through assessment, listening, teaching and counseling. They provide expertise in pain and symptom management and work collaboratively with the patient’s physicians and primary health team.
Trained volunteers provide support to patients and families both in their home and in hospital. Although support is individualized to meet the needs of the patient / family, volunteers may provide: comfort measures, companionship, respite, transportation and other supports as required. Volunteers for home support can be arranged by contacting the Co-ordinator of Community Volunteers.
Day Hospice is a weekly day program which offers participants an opportunity for social interaction, therapies, recreational activities, emotional support, and consultation with Palliative Care Nurses. There is no fee for this program. For further information please contact the Co-ordinator of Community Volunteers.
Annual Ecumenical Celebration of Life For more information please contact the Bereavement Co-ordinator.
For program and referral information
please contact the Outreach Office at 613-345-5649 Ext 4412
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