Palliative care focuses on providing patients relief from pain and other symptoms of a serious illness, no matter the diagnosis or stage of disease. Palliative care teams aim to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families and is in conjunction with other treatments the patient may be receiving.
Palliative care may be offered at any age to those with serious or life-threatening illnesses such as:
- Blood and bone marrow disorders requiring stem cell transplant
- Heart disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- End-stage liver disease
- Kidney failure
- Lung disease
- Parkinson's disease
Palliative care is an approach to care that you may want to access as it helps manage symptoms and address concerns that are of primary importance such as: Managing symptoms, support and advice, coping techniques, referrals to specialists and planning.
Our palliative care team collaborates with your doctors to ensure your care is well-coordinated.