About the Palliative Care Inpatient Unit

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16th Floor, 16P Palliative Care Inpatient Unit



16P Palliative Inpatient Unit
Phone: 416 946 2096


Visiting Hours

We have open visiting hours. Although visitors are welcome any time, please take note of the following:

  • Patients may get tired easily and quickly. We ask that visitors be aware of this and limit the time of the visit with you.
  • The Palliative Care unit is small so if it gets busy, you may be asked to limit the number if visitors with you.
  • Children can visit but require adult supervision.
  • Loved ones can stay overnight (1 to 2 people per patient).
  • Visitors may be asked to leave a patient’s room while health care providers give necessary care.
  • We are a scent free hospital, please do not wear any perfume or cologne when visiting

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What We Do

The palliative care inpatient unit is on the 16th floor of Princess Margaret hospital in the Harold and Shirley Lederman Palliative Care Centre. The centre has 10 private rooms and 1 semi-private room, for a total of 12 beds.

At the centre, we provide care and comfort, help control pain and manage other symptoms. We can also help you and your family manage distress and other emotions you may be facing at this time.

We work closely with your oncologists and with care providers in the community to prepare a complete care plan for when you are discharged from the Palliative Care Centre at Princess Margaret.

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Palliative Care is a special area of health care. It focuses on providing the best quality of life for people with advanced illness. The palliative care team provides a support system for people. The team will suggest care plans to help:

  • Relieve pain and symptoms
  • Support patients and caregivers
  • Help with planning for the future

It is an area of care that respects all beliefs, cultures, faiths and values.

The goal is to help patients live as actively and comfortably as possible until they die.

The Palliative Care Unit is a "short stay" unit. We meet with you and your loved ones regularly to discuss plans either returning home or moving to a longer-term palliative care unit.

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        Last reviewed: 9/18/2017
        Last modified: 2/5/2019 7:08 AM