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.