This service promotes quality of life for people living with a life-limiting illness. The Hospice Palliative Care Team includes professionals and volunteers who have extensive training in palliative care. The team offers assessments, counseling, pain and symptom management, as well as physical, emotional and spiritual support. Volunteers offer support to patients and families at home, and in hospital. Support includes comfort measures, companionship, respite and transportation.
A community Day Hospice Program offered weekly provides social interaction, therapies, activities and nursing consultations for patients.
Bereavement support is provided through support groups, or individual counseling for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Palliative Care support is available at both sites of the Brockville General Hospital, community settings including Long Term Care homes and Retirement Homes and at the home of our clients. Health care providers, patients and/or family may make referrals to any of our services with the exception of hospitalized patients who require a physician referral.
For more information or to contact the Brockville and District Palliative Care Service, please visit the BGH website here
Pictures to include: Palliative Care room