Alberta Health Services

Edmonton Zone - Palliative Care Consult Team (Inpatient)


Description
Offers support for managing your palliative care problems and concerns and assessments for palliative care placements for people with a progressive disease that no longer responds to treatments aimed at a cure.

Provides help to your health care team in managing your problems and concerns. This service is available in all care settings in the Edmonton Zone.

At home or in a hospital your main health care team provides your palliative care. A referral from your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner is needed when they want help from the palliative care service.

Our Services Include:

  • Providing consultative services and working closely with doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Home Care staff and hospital teams
  • Helping provide full care (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) to the patient and family with a life-limiting disease
  • Assessing the need for transfer to the Tertiary Palliative Care Unit or to a hospice palliative care unit
Key Provider: palliative nurse consultants, palliative nurse practitioners (NPs), palliative physicians
Eligibility
Yes, palliative diagnosis
Application Process
Referral Process: Yes,

Referral is from a Physician or Nurse Practitioner.



Waiting Period: Yes,

An estimated wait time for a consult is 1-3 business days.

Hospice placement varies based on availability of beds.

Telephone
780-432-8771 (Switchboard)
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: N/A
Documents Required

Referral is from a Physician or Nurse Practitioner.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: Yes - Parking stalls, ramps and washrooms
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
September 16, 2021
Address
11560 University Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T6G 1Z2

This facility provides a range of healthcare services for people with cancer. There's no emergency department at this location.


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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tue
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wed
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thu
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fri
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM