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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Bruyère’s Palliative Care Program has earned an international reputation for excellence.

Our Palliative Care program is dedicated to relieving suffering and enhancing the quality of life for people living with advanced cancer or other terminal illnesses. The team provides pain and symptom management, guidance, information and compassion needed by patients and their families during difficult and emotional times. Our program is the largest academic palliative care unit in Canada and a leading voice for advancing care and improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Our Palliative Care program includes:

Inpatient services


Compassionate care, evidence-based interventions, pain and symptom management, comfort and quality of life assurance. 


Outpatient services


The Regional Palliative Consultation Team (RPCT) is a partnership between Bruyère and the Champlain Community Care Access Centre which supports health care professionals caring for palliative patients.


For more information, please refer to the RPCT brochure.


The Palliative Rehabilitation Service is designed to help people with advanced cancer to improve their quality of life by enhancing their overall health, through exercise, good nutrition, psychosocial care and management of medical complications associated with cancer and/or its treatment. For more information, please refer to the Palliative Rehabilitation Service brochure.

Palliative care is provided at the Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital.