Outpatient Palliative Care

Palliative care aims to relieve or ease the symptoms, and the suffering of individuals and their families who face a life-limiting illness.

Location

The Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic is located on Level 1 of the South tower.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed on Holidays and weekends

Referrals

Patients are seen on referral. 

Physician

Referrals must be completed by a physician. To refer a patient, complete the Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic referral form and fax to 905-336-6492. 

Ocean eReferral

Joseph Brant Hospital is using Ocean eReferral Network for [Ambulatory Care] referrals. With Ocean eReferral Network, physicians can make real-time clinical referrals—free of charge.

To get Ocean eReferral Network, contact the eHealth Centre of Excellence.

Patients

Once referred, we will call you to book an appointment within 3 business days. When possible, an appointment will be scheduled within 2 weeks of the referral.

Services

Palliative care helps you to cope with your life-limiting illness by improving symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, nausea or emotional distress.

Palliative Care is a compliment to traditional primary care. It is added when facing a chronic and life-limiting illness.

When receiving Palliative Care, your primary physician will maintain oversight of your care. The Palliative Care team will work with them to lessen the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief.

Preparation

In-person appointment

  • Ensure you have your Ontario Health Card or proof of medical coverage
  • Bring in your medications and supplements from home
  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment
  • Check-in at the registration desk 

Virtual appointment

  • Follow the instructions provided in your virtual visit confirmation. 
  • Have a list of your current medications readily available.

What to expect

In-person appointment

  • Your initial visit may take up to an hour
  • Blood and other laboratory work may be required depending on the assessment.  
  • Follow up visits will be virtual (telephone)

Virtual appointment

COVID-19

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Contact

Nurse Navigator
P: 905-632-3737 ext. 2108
F: 905-336-6492

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