Palliative Care Consultation Teams

A Palliative Care Consultation Team is available to inpatients at both the Hamilton General and Juravinski Hospitals.   Patients are referred by their attending hospital doctor.

What is Palliative Care?:

Palliative Care aims to improve a person's quality of life through improved symptom management while addressing psychosocial, emotional and spiritual issues. It is care that is appropriate at all stages of a person's illness. 

Our Service:

Interdisciplinary teams including a doctor, nurse and social worker provide care for adult inpatients and their families who require the specialized skills of a palliative care service. Our professionals work with the patient, the family and other members of the health care team. 

Our team will work with you to:

  • Relieve suffering,  including pain and other distressing physical and emotional symptoms
  • Assist with future care planning
  • Help with discharge planning

If you think you or your family member could benefit from the involvement of the Palliative Care Team, please talk with your hospital doctor or nurse.