Alberta Health Services

Edmonton Zone - Palliative Community Consult Team


Description
Offers support for managing your problems and concerns and assessments for palliative care placements to people with a 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
Service Access: Professional Referral Required, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

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

Hospice placement varies based on availability of beds.

Telephone
780-496-1300
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: N/A
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A - Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
June 22, 2021
Hours of Operation
Mon
07:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Tue
07:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Wed
07:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Thu
07:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Fri
07:00 AM - 11:45 PM