The pain and symptom management/palliative care (PSM/PC) team is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary team that provides patient-centered care to patients with life-threatening cancer. 

We recognize that the needs of patients and families are many and can be different so the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of each case are discussed to provide the best care. We use a team approach, involving specialists from medicine, nursing, dietary, social work, spiritual care, physiotherapy and pharmacy. 

Access to and delivery of quality palliative care is a right of every Canadian. The team will provide holistic care with a foundation of compassion, respect for patient rights and dignity.

The PSM/PC team operates from the following sites:

  • Cancer centre outpatient clinics
  • GRH acute care inpatient consultation service
  • GRH complex continuing care – Freeport Campus
  • KW Hospice Palliative Care Community Program -provides ambulatory clinic and home based care

To receive consultation and services from the pain and symptom management/palliative care team, speak with any member of your care team. PSM/PC team members are available at the cancer centre and provide access and support 24/7 with the help of the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) services and a group of specialty trained palliative care nurses in the community.

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