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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Palliative care is an approach that improves quality of life for our patients and their families who are facing symptoms associated with a life-limiting illness. Our program is the largest academic palliative care unit in Canada and a leading voice for advancing care in this field.

As an academic palliative care program, the palliative care team includes mentors and teachers for learning in many health care professions. Through our educational and research programs, our learners will be well equipped to provide better care to patient and families.


Patient in bed receiving care from a nurse

Palliative Care Unit

Our bilingual palliative care unit at the Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital provides care to patients and families requiring in-hospital care. Patients may be admitted for a short period of time to manage difficult pain and symptoms, and will be discharged once these needs are met.

Other patients may be admitted for care at the end-of-life when their care needs cannot be met in other settings.


We work closely with patients and their families to provide care that respects a diversity of cultures and beliefs.



Community services

The Regional Palliative Consultation Team is a partnership between Bruyère Continuing Care and the Champlain Community Care Access Centre that supports family physicians and primary health care teams that care for palliative patients in the community. This includes care offered at home, retirement homes, long-term care facilities and community hospitals.


Find out more about admission criteria for local hospice palliative care in Ottawa including Bruyère Continuing Care's. 



For more information, contact
Clinical Admissions Coordinator
Tel.: 613-562-6262, ext. 1688