Palliative Care Specialist
Examples of when to phone: pain and symptom management is beyond your level of comfort or patient is in an acute symptom crisis; traditional medications become unavailable and an alternative is required; system navigation or other pain and symptom questions; suspected or confirmed COVID death; palliative sedation is being considered .
Please note that all regular palliative care services are running as usual in the hospital and community.
24/7 palliative care specialist phone support (905) 387-9495 for any physician in the community:
- Daytime (9:00-16:30) ask for the Supportive Care Service
- Evenings and weekends ask for Community Palliative Care on Call (CPOC)
Information about the Hamilton Palliative Care Outreach Team (PCOT)
Further resources are available under Palliative Care.
Consultation Requests, Non-Urgent
For non-urgent consultations, connect with LTC-CARES Program Nurse at either HHS or SJHH, dependent on day of the week coverage model, to access the following sub-specialties and possibly others: General Internal Medicine Rapid Access Clinic (IMRAC/GIMRAC), Ortho, Geriatrics, Heart Function Clinic, and Firestone Respirology Clinic.
- HHS: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun.
- SJHH: Tues, Thurs, Sat.
- HHS LTC-CARES Program Nurse (M-F 8-4pm): Mobile: 905-870-6732
- SJHH LTC-CARES Program Nurse (M-F 8-4pm): 905-522-1155 ext. 35063