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Clinics Inpatient Care Units

Palliative Care Unit

The focus of the palliative care unit (PCU) is to manage distressing symptoms (pain, nausea, difficulty breathing) and ensure comfort when cure is no longer possible.

The PCU is a 10-bed unit comprised of three large semi-private rooms and four single rooms. The environment on PCU is structured for the comfort of patients and their families and friends. Facilities include an open concept kitchen/lounge/dining area, laundry facilities, a whirlpool bath, educational reading materials and small private meeting rooms.

  • Visiting hours are flexible.
  • Family and friends wishing to stay overnight with a patient may arrange a cot and sleeper chair with our staff.
  • Children are welcome to visit.
  • Pets are welcome to visit, with clearance from staff.
  • Open dialogue with our specially trained staff is encouraged at all times.
  • Trained volunteers are part of the team, and help to enrich the patient s quality of life.
  • All religions are respected, all personal spiritual advisors are encouraged to visit and a multi-faith meditation room and chapel are located in the Hospital.
  • All basic ward rooms and professional care are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).

Accessing Palliative Care

Applications to the palliative care unit are normally made by a member of the health care team caring for the patient.

Our criteria for admission:

  • The patient and family agree with a palliative plan of care. This means that a decision has been made by the patient and family to stop any further active treatment aimed at cure of the illness, and to focus instead on promoting patient comfort by managing symptoms.
  • A do not resuscitate (DNR) status has been discussed and agreed upon by the patient and the patient s family.
  • The patient should have an estimated life expectancy of three months or less. If the condition of the patient stabilizes or improves and the care team feels the patient may have a longer life expectancy than initially thought, we work with the patient and the patient s family to find a more appropriate care setting.

Tours of the unit are encouraged so patients and families can see the facility and have an opportunity to talk with our staff to answer any questions about palliative care.

Contact Us

Palliative Care Unit
Donnelly wing, fourth floor
St. Michael s Hospital
30 Bond Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1W8, Canada
Phone: 416-864-5226 (nursing station, 24-hour direct line)
Fax: 416-864-5297

The easiest access is through the Queen Street entrance. Take the elevators on your immediate left.





Galway Hospice unit re-opens – RT – News #hospice #wiki

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Galway Hospice unit re-opens

Wednesday 25 August 2004 22.19

The Galway Hospice in-patient unit, which had been closed since May 2003 because of a row over medication procedures, has re-opened.

The board of the hospice announced the re-opening this afternoon.

It said admissions recommenced today and that a full consultant-led range of services will be provided under the direction of its Palliative Care Consultant, Dr Dympna Waldron.

The 12-bed in-patient unit was closed after Dr Waldron expressed concerns over the way in which drugs were being dispensed at the centre.

An independent report found that errors by both medical and nursing staff led to a number patients requiring life-saving treatment between January 2002 and May 2003.

The hospice was founded in 1986 to provide support and medical care for people with advanced forms of cancer.

It employs a staff 55 and receives funding of €2.3 million annually from the Western Health Board.

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Vnsny Hospice Specialty Care Unit

I had never been in a hospice center. I liked this center was really nice. All the staff were very nice and respectful of my situation and my loved one. The place was very clean with many services for families who are facing the death of a relative. Everything was explained to me as what it was ahead of me.

Things to know, if you do have a someone who is going to die, you must know all of their personal information and the funeral arrangements, because as soon as the time comes, you must call the funeral home. There is not waiting time for this.

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In care at the Haven was excellent but we had the VNSNY for home hospice care before my husband was admitted. It was horrible and has taken me two years since his death to stop blaming myself for not changing from them to a home hospice agency that really cared about the patient.
He was assigned a nurse that never showed up. We had a different nurse every time and they didn t even come every week.
Jim had kidney cancer that had spread to the lungs and spine. One week when his aid was on vacation, a young woman was sent to take her place. What a disaster. His bed sore became unbearable and he was out of some of his pain medication. There was no consistency of care. No one should ever go through what happened to him under VNSNY in home hospice care.
I m sorry Jim. I should have done more to make them care.

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Upon entering the facility, I was told that If my husband didn t die, he would have to go to rehab. Not knowing what to do, I had his feeding tube removed
Scott, the representative at NYU langone NEVER informed me that patients were supposed to die within a limited time frame. My husband should have been at Calvary.
They are the representatives of future DEATH PANELS and greedy for money
Don t allow their representatives to not give you complete info on what it means to enter their facility. They will kill your loved one within five days with morphine.
My husband died over three years ago and I still live with the guilt.

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Not informed that patient would not be allowed to stay for six months or shorter, burt was told… Not informed that patient would not be allowed to stay for six months or shorter, burt was told only when he arrived that he could stay for 10 days and if he lived he could th g t rehab. Patient was paralyzed from the neck down with movement only in his right arm. From the neck up he could not speak and vision was damaged.I didn t know what to do so I had his feed ing tube removed. I should have been told beforehand
that this was not for six months. but only for patients in their final days. Patient could not have endured rehab
as he would have ended up with soiled diapers, bed sores and in pain and could not speak
Cavalry would have been the coorect choice.
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Alive Hospice, Skyline celebrate opening of inpatient hospice unit #hospice #nurse #salary

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Alive Hospice, Skyline celebrate opening of inpatient hospice unit

New 16-bed unit increases access to quality end-of-life care

Officials representing Alive Hospice, TriStar Health System and Skyline Medical Center celebrated the opening of Alive Hospice at Skyline Madison Campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 17. Left to right: Skyline CEO Mike Garfield; Skyline Madison Campus COO Melissa Osesek Waddey; Alive Hospice COO Edie Rimas; Alive Hospice President and CEO Janet L. Jones; and TriStar Health System President Larry Kloess. The 16-bed inpatient hospice unit will begin serving patients and families in August. Photo credit: Dana Thomas

Nashville, Tenn. July 23, 2007 Madison and surrounding communities will have increased access to quality end-of-life care with Alive Hospice s new inpatient unit at Skyline Madison Campus. The unit, called Alive Hospice at Skyline Madison Campus, opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 17 and will begin serving patients and families in August.

Alive Hospice at Skyline Madison Campus will serve patients who can no longer remain in their own homes due to their acute symptom management needs and require 24-hour-a-day care. The unit will provide a full continuum of care, ranging from symptom control and pain management for patients to bereavement services and education for their families.

Alive Hospice and Skyline Medical Center finalized a contract in March for the development of the new unit. Alive Hospice is leasing space from Skyline and employs the unit s staff of 30. Skyline Madison Campus, formerly Tennessee Christian Medical Center, can be found at 500 Hospital Drive.

It s part of our mission to make quality hospice care available to all who need it. This is one more way of doing that, said Alive Hospice President and CEO Janet L. Jones. It delights us to partner with Skyline and to be here at Skyline Madison Campus, closer to those we serve in Madison, Goodlettsville, Gallatin and surrounding areas.

It s important as a society that we embrace the aging population and provide helpful services such as hospice care, said Skyline CEO Mike Garfield. TriStar s Middle Tennessee HCA facilities set out on a mission to provide the best possible hospice service. We re thrilled and honored to be working with Alive Hospice, the region s premier provider of hospice service.

Hospice care provides not only for one s medical needs, but also for patients and families’ emotional, social and spiritual needs. Alive Hospice patients and their families are served by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains, volunteers and bereavement support staff.

The opening of the new unit further cements the relationship established by Alive Hospice and Skyline. In January, Alive Hospice opened a branch office in Skyline Madison Campus’ medical office building. The branch office provides space for staff who serve Alive’s home care patients who live in portions of Davidson County as well as Sumner, Cheatham, Robertson and Wilson counties.

For more information about Alive Hospice, call (615) 327-1085 or visit www.alivehospice.org .

About Alive Hospice

Alive Hospice, which serves a 12-county region, provides loving care to people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families, and service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives. The oldest and largest non-profit hospice in Middle Tennessee, Alive Hospice has been providing compassionate end-of-life care to patients and their families since 1975. Services include comfort care and pain management to patients diagnosed with a life expectancy of six months or less; full-time board certified Palliative Care Physicians; full-time medical staff on duty with 24-hour-a-day, on-call access; skilled teams of registered nurses, social workers, chaplains and home health aides assigned to help patients and their families; and bereavement support for anyone experiencing the death of a loved one.

About Skyline Medical Center

Skyline Madison Campus, a facility of Skyline Medical Center, is located in the heart of Madison at 500 Hospital Drive. With the region’s most comprehensive mental health and chemical dependency services, care is provided in a variety of formats to best accommodate the individual patient – from inpatient care, to partial hospitalization to intensive outpatient care. Skyline Medical Center’s main campus is located at 3441 Dickerson Pike on the highest point in Davidson County. Recognized nationally for its neuroscience services, Skyline was the first hospital in Tennessee to earn national certification as a “Primary Stroke Center.” In addition to its neuroscience services, Skyline is also known for its cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and emergency services. Part of the TriStar Health System family of hospitals, Skyline is licensed for 467 beds at its two facilities.

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Palliative Care Unit – St #tamworth #motels

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Palliative Care Unit

The focus of the palliative care unit (PCU) is to manage distressing symptoms (pain, nausea, difficulty breathing) and ensure comfort when cure is no longer possible.

The PCU is a 10-bed unit comprised of three large semi-private rooms and four single rooms. The environment on PCU is structured for the comfort of patients and their families and friends. Facilities include an open concept kitchen/lounge/dining area, laundry facilities, a whirlpool bath, educational reading materials and small private meeting rooms.

  • Visiting hours are flexible.
  • Family and friends wishing to stay overnight with a patient may arrange a cot and sleeper chair with our staff.
  • Children are welcome to visit.
  • Pets are welcome to visit, with clearance from staff.
  • Open dialogue with our specially trained staff is encouraged at all times.
  • Trained volunteers are part of the team, and help to enrich the patient s quality of life.
  • All religions are respected, all personal spiritual advisors are encouraged to visit and a multi-faith meditation room and chapel are located in the Hospital.
  • All basic ward rooms and professional care are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).

Accessing Palliative Care

Applications to the palliative care unit are normally made by a member of the health care team caring for the patient.

Our criteria for admission:

  • The patient and family agree with a palliative plan of care. This means that a decision has been made by the patient and family to stop any further active treatment aimed at cure of the illness, and to focus instead on promoting patient comfort by managing symptoms.
  • A do not resuscitate (DNR) status has been discussed and agreed upon by the patient and the patient s family.
  • The patient should have an estimated life expectancy of three months or less. If the condition of the patient stabilizes or improves and the care team feels the patient may have a longer life expectancy than initially thought, we work with the patient and the patient s family to find a more appropriate care setting.

Tours of the unit are encouraged so patients and families can see the facility and have an opportunity to talk with our staff to answer any questions about palliative care.

Contact Us

Palliative Care Unit
Donnelly wing, fourth floor
St. Michael s Hospital
30 Bond Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1W8, Canada
Phone: 416-864-5226 (nursing station, 24-hour direct line)
Fax: 416-864-5297

The easiest access is through the Queen Street entrance. Take the elevators on your immediate left.





Palliative Care Unit #hotels #in #goa

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Palliative Care Unit

Patients are referred to Palliative Care by their attending physicians. The Palliative Care Unit accepts patients from clinic, the emergency room, or on transfer from another unit.

The Palliative Care Unit located at UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin is focused on treating the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. We provide expert multidisciplinary care to relieve physical, emotional and psychological symptoms in patients with advanced disease.

Palliative care staff typically work along side the primary care team to help patients develop a comprehensive plan for care as a disease advances, assisting with decision making for treatment options, managing symptoms and providing emotional support.

The palliative care unit will help integrate the passage from treatment through other stages of care, says James Cleary, MD, a UW Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center specialist in palliative care. It will prevent and relieve suffering, and improve the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses.

The Palliative Care Unit offers:

  • 10 beds dedicated to patients with acute palliative care needs
  • Access to patients of any medical service after a Palliative consult
  • Options for patients to be transferred to the PCU or admitted directly
  • A multidisciplinary approach to symptom management
  • Patient privacy with open visiting hours
  • Family support and resources
  • A quiet, soothing atmosphere
  • Collaborative team philosophy of care

The Palliative Care Unit is open to patients of any medical service after a Palliative Care consult. Patients are referred to Palliative Care by their attending physicians. The unit accepts patients from clinics, the emergency room, or as transfers from other units.





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Clinics Inpatient Care Units

Palliative Care Unit

The focus of the palliative care unit (PCU) is to manage distressing symptoms (pain, nausea, difficulty breathing) and ensure comfort when cure is no longer possible.

The PCU is a 10-bed unit comprised of three large semi-private rooms and four single rooms. The environment on PCU is structured for the comfort of patients and their families and friends. Facilities include an open concept kitchen/lounge/dining area, laundry facilities, a whirlpool bath, educational reading materials and small private meeting rooms.

  • Visiting hours are flexible.
  • Family and friends wishing to stay overnight with a patient may arrange a cot and sleeper chair with our staff.
  • Children are welcome to visit.
  • Pets are welcome to visit, with clearance from staff.
  • Open dialogue with our specially trained staff is encouraged at all times.
  • Trained volunteers are part of the team, and help to enrich the patient s quality of life.
  • All religions are respected, all personal spiritual advisors are encouraged to visit and a multi-faith meditation room and chapel are located in the Hospital.
  • All basic ward rooms and professional care are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).

Accessing Palliative Care

Applications to the palliative care unit are normally made by a member of the health care team caring for the patient.

Our criteria for admission:

  • The patient and family agree with a palliative plan of care. This means that a decision has been made by the patient and family to stop any further active treatment aimed at cure of the illness, and to focus instead on promoting patient comfort by managing symptoms.
  • A do not resuscitate (DNR) status has been discussed and agreed upon by the patient and the patient s family.
  • The patient should have an estimated life expectancy of three months or less. If the condition of the patient stabilizes or improves and the care team feels the patient may have a longer life expectancy than initially thought, we work with the patient and the patient s family to find a more appropriate care setting.

Tours of the unit are encouraged so patients and families can see the facility and have an opportunity to talk with our staff to answer any questions about palliative care.

Contact Us

Palliative Care Unit
Donnelly wing, fourth floor
St. Michael s Hospital
30 Bond Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1W8, Canada
Phone: 416-864-5226 (nursing station, 24-hour direct line)
Fax: 416-864-5297

The easiest access is through the Queen Street entrance. Take the elevators on your immediate left.





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Palliative Care Unit

Patients are referred to Palliative Care by their attending physicians. The Palliative Care Unit accepts patients from clinic, the emergency room, or on transfer from another unit.

The Palliative Care Unit located at UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin is focused on treating the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. We provide expert multidisciplinary care to relieve physical, emotional and psychological symptoms in patients with advanced disease.

Palliative care staff typically work along side the primary care team to help patients develop a comprehensive plan for care as a disease advances, assisting with decision making for treatment options, managing symptoms and providing emotional support.

The palliative care unit will help integrate the passage from treatment through other stages of care, says James Cleary, MD, a UW Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center specialist in palliative care. It will prevent and relieve suffering, and improve the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses.

The Palliative Care Unit offers:

  • 10 beds dedicated to patients with acute palliative care needs
  • Access to patients of any medical service after a Palliative consult
  • Options for patients to be transferred to the PCU or admitted directly
  • A multidisciplinary approach to symptom management
  • Patient privacy with open visiting hours
  • Family support and resources
  • A quiet, soothing atmosphere
  • Collaborative team philosophy of care

The Palliative Care Unit is open to patients of any medical service after a Palliative Care consult. Patients are referred to Palliative Care by their attending physicians. The unit accepts patients from clinics, the emergency room, or as transfers from other units.





St Barnabas Hospice – Specialist Palliative Care Unit #how #does #hospice #work

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Overall
Good

Our inspector’s description of this service

Last updated 8 June 2016
We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.

The inspection took place on 29 March 2016 and was unannounced. The inspection team consisted of two inspectors, one of whom was a pharmacy specialist, a specialist advisor with experience of palliative and end of life care and an expert by experience. An expert by experience is someone who has personal experience of using or caring for someone has used this type of care service.

Before we visited St Barnabas Hospice – Specialist Palliative Care Unit we reviewed the information we held about the service, such as the statement of purpose for the service and notifications we had received from the provider. A notification is information about important events which the service is required to send us. We also asked the provider to complete a Provider Information Return (PIR) before the inspection. This is a form that asks the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We used this information to inform our planning.

During the inspection we spent time observing how staff provided care for people so that we gained a better understanding of their how they experienced care. We spoke with seven people who used hospice services and four family members. We also looked at five people’s care records which included medication administration charts.

We spoke with the Chief Executive Officer for the provider organisation, the registered manager, a team manager and a team co-ordinator, seven nursing staff, a cook, a housekeeper and two volunteers. We also spoke with external healthcare professionals who had regular contact with the service.

We looked at a range of records including six staff personnel files, quality assurance documents, staff training records and reports of surveys carried out with people who used services and others who were important to them.

Latest CQC inspection report

8 June 2016

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Embracing Hospice Inpatient Unit Hospice in Snellville, GA 30078 #london #hotels

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Embracing Hospice Inpatient Unit

My mom was given the best care possible. We hadn’t realized that given her heart condition, she didn’t have much time. Had we understood that earlier, we would have opted for the comfort of hospice over all the life preserving treatments at the hospital. which were, of course, just a vicious cycle.
The nurses talked to us, what to expect and showed a real compassion for keeping patients out of pain, seeing that the things the patient wants are given.
I wouldn’t hesitate to go to Embracing Hospice should I ever need it.

by Joan Kappers
xxx.xxx.247.174

As someone stated earlier, it was like a horror movie the way in which Embracing Hospice operated. I got the impression that the staff just stood around waiting for the next one to die. No one was aware of anything going on in my husband’s room, because the nurse disappeared just a few minutes after I arrived. I had to go hunt her down. I had many questions, but no one offered an opportunity to answer them, or to reassure me of what was happening.

by rbishop
xxx.xxx.66.228

Did the staff at this senior care facility ever take personal phone calls when they were supposed to be helping you?

They would never do that! Their full attention is always on me.

Was this senior care facility easy to locate?

Absolutely! It couldn t have been easier!

Was this senior care facility’s staff friendly?

Yes, they went above and beyond

Did the staff at this senior care facility seem up-to-date with the current advancements in their field?

Yes, they were informing me of new advancements that were extremely recent

Would you refer a friend or family member to this senior care facility?

Yes, I m going tell everyone about them. I absolutely love this place!





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Macmillan Unit, Antrim

The Macmillan Unit – Specialist Palliative Care in-patient unit

The Macmillan Unit is a specialist palliative care in-patient unit located in the grounds of Antrim Area Hospital. The unit provides accommodation to care for twelve adult patients with complex specialist palliative care needs.

The majority of in-patients are frail and highly dependent as a result of living with an advanced progressive illness, such as advanced cancer, advanced respiratory disease, motor neurone disease, renal failure or heart failure.

The focus of care is to enhance quality of life and offer a holistic approach to care through a wide range of services, including expert clinical assessment and symptom management, rehabilitation, emotional and social support, practical help, complementary therapies and respite care.

Admission to the Unit

Admission to the Unit can be arranged for patients who have problems that require more specialist skills than are available in their current care setting. The Unit accepts adults over 18 years of age with complex specialist palliative care symptoms and needs which require:

• Assessment and management recognising the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual dimensions
• Rehabilitation to maximise physical function and promote independence and adaptation to the patient’s condition
• End of life care for those with an estimated prognosis of not significantly more than two weeks
• Specialist respite care where no other facility can be found to meet that need.

Priority is given to patients and carers residing in the NHSCT but other cases are considered on the basis of need.

The Unit is staffed by a multi-professional team, with appropriate specialist palliative care qualifications and / or experience. They provide holistic twenty four hour care for the patients and families using this service. Team members include:

• Macmillan Consultants in Palliative Medicine leading a medical team
• Macmillan Ward Manager leading nursing team
• Macmillan Social Worker
• Chaplain
• Pharmacist
• Macmillan Physiotherapist
• Macmillan Occupational Therapist
• Dietitian
• Speech and Language Therapist
• Ward Clerk and Administration staff
• Volunteer Service
• Support staff

When necessary the team liaise with other healthcare professionals in hospital and / or the community about ongoing care or treatment.

The Unit has:
• 12 single rooms with en suite facilities and wheelchair and bed access to a private patio area. Each room has a pull down bed if family need to stay over. TV and Wireless (wi-fi) internet access is available in each room.
• A Day Room with comfortable chairs, a TV and access to the garden area.
• A Quiet Room for meditation, reflection or prayer.
• A relatives’ overnight room with bed settee and shower facilities

The majority of inpatient admissions are arranged between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday to ensure that the patient can be assessed and admitted by a medical member of the palliative care team. The medical team are not available after 5pm. This will also allow necessary drugs to be obtained from Pharmacy.

Outside these times patients with complex specialist palliative care needs, and requiring hospital admission are admitted via the normal process via A E ensuring urgent medical needs are dealt with appropriately. They are then assessed for transfer to the Unit in a timely manner by a member of the HSPCT.

In exceptional circumstances General Practitioners wanting to admit patients with complex specialist palliative care needs directly to the Unit, must liaise personally with the consultant on call who can be contacted via the Antrim hospital switch board (028 94 424000). In such circumstances admission remains dependent on prioritisation of need and availability of a room.

Patients are admitted to the Unit according to priority when beds are available. Whilst awaiting admission the patient and family will be offered specialist palliative care advice and support by either the HSPCT or the NI Hospice Community Palliative Care Team, depending on the location of the patient. A domiciliary visit by a Palliative Medicine consultant can also be arranged.

Macmillan Unit
Antrim Area Hospital
Bush Road
Antrim
BT41 2
TEL: 028 9442 4394

Page last updated:02 July 2012





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Palliative Care Unit

Patients are referred to Palliative Care by their attending physicians. The Palliative Care Unit accepts patients from clinic, the emergency room, or on transfer from another unit.

The Palliative Care Unit located at UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin is focused on treating the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. We provide expert multidisciplinary care to relieve physical, emotional and psychological symptoms in patients with advanced disease.

Palliative care staff typically work along side the primary care team to help patients develop a comprehensive plan for care as a disease advances, assisting with decision making for treatment options, managing symptoms and providing emotional support.

The palliative care unit will help integrate the passage from treatment through other stages of care, says James Cleary, MD, a UW Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center specialist in palliative care. It will prevent and relieve suffering, and improve the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses.

The Palliative Care Unit offers:

  • 10 beds dedicated to patients with acute palliative care needs
  • Access to patients of any medical service after a Palliative consult
  • Options for patients to be transferred to the PCU or admitted directly
  • A multidisciplinary approach to symptom management
  • Patient privacy with open visiting hours
  • Family support and resources
  • A quiet, soothing atmosphere
  • Collaborative team philosophy of care

The Palliative Care Unit is open to patients of any medical service after a Palliative Care consult. Patients are referred to Palliative Care by their attending physicians. The unit accepts patients from clinics, the emergency room, or as transfers from other units.