Palliative Care Centre

In Canada, most people die due to an advanced chronic disease. These illnesses include cancer, heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kidney failure and Alzheimer’s disease. Of these, most are cancer patients. The disease course may run over many years – requiring extended care and support from family members and health care professionals.

Despite this need only 16-30% of Canadians have access to formal palliative care and support appropriate to their needs.

Today, St. Joseph’s Health Centre cares for palliative patients throughout the Health Centre – we don’t have a dedicated area to meet the specific needs of these patients or their families.

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