Palliative care supports individuals and families through their end of life journey. This unit is available at 519-749-4300 extension 7353.

The palliative unit is located in the Grand River Terrace Building at  the GRH’s Freeport Campus on the 3rd floor on the South court.

Patients may stay in private, semi-private or ward rooms, and have dining room, conference room and family lounge. We are not always able to accommodate room preference.

We welcome visitors as part of the hospital’s visiting policy. Please remember to wash your hands well before, during and after your visit. Please avoid visiting if you have symptoms of a cold, influenza or a stomach virus.

For general inquiries, you are welcome to call the hospital at 519-749-4300 extension 8319.

Here are a few things you need to know:

  1. You and your family members are an important part of the care plan;
  2. Our program is for patients diagnosed with a life threatening illness and a prognosis of less than three months.
Dr Schwarz Portrait

Dr. Duncan Schwarz: care and understanding at life's end

As a physician on GRH’s palliative care unit at the Freeport Campus, Dr. Duncan Schwarz has dedicated his career to providing care for people at the end of life while building understanding with their loved ones.

With the support of providers like Dr. Schwarz, GRH's palliative care unit offers a compassionate environment while supporting the wide-ranging medical needs of patients.

Learn more about Dr. Schwarz's commitment to patients and their families.