Warren-Connelly Palliative Care Clinic

Palliative Care Clinic Area​​​


Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Directions)

5th Floor, Warren Connelly Palliative Care Clinic​


Monday - Friday: 9:0​0am - 5:00pm​​


Phone: 416 946 2135

What We Do

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​​The Warren-Connelly Palliative Care Clinic is dedicated to providing timely, collaborative care for patients with advanced cancer and their families. We focus on pain and symptom control, as well as you and your family's emotional, spiritual, social and practical needs. Our specialized team is made up of palliative care doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, spiritual care professionals and social workers. The team works closely with you and your family to ensure you get the best care possible.

How to Get Referred

To become a patient at the Warren-Connelly Palliative Care Clinic, you need to:
  • Be a UHN cancer patient, and
  • Get a referral from a UHN clinician

Referral Instructions for Physicians

For complete referral instructions, read the Guide for Physicians Referring to the Palliative Care Clinic.​​

What to Expect

​​Your oncologist may refer you to the palliative care team for specialized management of your symptoms. Your oncologist's office will call you and give you the date, time and location for your first appointment. They will also tell you the name of the palliative care doctor you will be seeing.

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What Is Palliative Care?

Palliative care:

  • Is for people living with a life-threatening illness and their families
  • Cares for the whole person, including physical, emotional, social and practical needs
  • Supports a person's right to make decisions about their health care, based on their wishes and choices
  • Can be part of the care you are already receiving

The goals of palliative care are to:

  • Relieve suffering due to pain and other symptoms
  • Prevent new symptoms from occurring
  • Provide support for the patient and family throughout the illness
  • Improve the quality of life

Palliative care can help people:

  • At any age
  • At any point in their illness, not just at the end of life
  • Whether or not their illness can be cured
  • Whether or not they have cancer
  • Wherever they need it -- in their home or a health care centre

Learn more about the palliative care services that UHN offers »


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          The Team

          ​​Treating and caring for people with cancer takes a well-coordinated team. Your team at the Palliative Care Clinic is made up of world-class health care professionals working together for you and with you. The palliative care team is made up of many people:

          • Palliative Care Doctor: Focuses on symptom management (with or without medications) and will coordinate your care plan with you and other members of the team.
          • Palliative Care Nurse: Helps you manage and cope with your symptoms and will help coordinate your care needs.
          • Social Worker: Helps you and your caregivers cope with your illness. This may include counselling for emotional, social or practical matters (like finances).
          • Occupational Therapist: Helps you to safely do daily activities that have meaning for you and your family. These activities could be things like sitting up in a chair or taking a shower. They help you to stay as independent as possible.
          • Physiotherapist: Helps you to move about safely and do as much by yourself as possible. They may suggest equipment such as a cane, walker or bath chair.
          • Pharmacist: Works closely with you and your team to teach you how to take your medicines safely. They will also show you how to manage your medicines at home.
          • Psychiatrist: Provides counselling and therapy to help you and your family cope with your illness. They can help reduce stress and improve your emotional well-being.
          • Spiritual Care Professional: Helps you explore the spiritual meaning of illness, suffering and life changes. Spiritual care offers support for loss and grief. They also provide a chance to engage in prayer, reflection and meditation.
          • Volunteer: Provides emotional and practical support such as finding your way around the hospital.​​​



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          Last reviewed: 11/8/2022
          Last modified: 2/27/2024 8:31 AM
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