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Palliative Care

About the Palliative Care Program

The program provides consultative and clinical services to children with life-limiting illnesses and progressive decline in health status. The palliative care team works closely with other CHEO services and community partners, including Roger Neilson House, the pediatric hospice, located on the grounds of CHEO.

Palliative care services that can be provided include:

  • Inpatient consultation and follow-up
  • Outreach to Roger Neilson House and the community at large
  • Education, debriefing and support to professionals
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Bereavement support
  • Assistance with ethical decision-making

How to Make an Appointment

Services are delivered to children and youth who have potentially life limiting illnesses and who may have distressing symptoms where the possibility of cure is limited. This includes appropriate support for the families and staff involved and the primary team. Referrals and/or consultations are physician-to-physician and should be directed to the intake team.

Please call 613-523-6300, ext. 610 for more information on the referral process.

Visit Virtual Hospice for valuable information and videos on palliative care.

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