Tertiary Palliative Care Unit

Covenant Health

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Description
Provides care and support for patients and their families who are facing end of life challenges.

The Tertiary Palliative Care Unit (TPCU) is a referral based unit for patients who are diagnosed with a life limited illness. The team specializes in complex symptom management and works together to care for each patient's physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs. We take a multidisciplinary approach when caring for not only our patients but also the patient's family as they too, can often require intensive support.


Affiliation: Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program
Key Provider: chaplains, dietitians, health care aids (HCAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), music therapists, occupational therapists (OT), pharmacists, physicians, physical therapists (PTs), psychologists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers, volunteers
Eligibility
Yes,

  • patients must have agreed to a Goals of Care designation of M or C

  • have physical and psychosocial symptoms that cannot be managed elsewhere

  • must be 18 years of age or older.

Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral Required
Referral Process: Yes,

Involvement from a palliative consultant within the Edmonton Zone is required for referral for admission.




Waiting Period: N/A,
Telephone
780-735-7044
Fax
780-735-7700
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: N/A
Documents Required

Involvement from a palliative consultant within the Edmonton Zone is required for referral for admission.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: Yes - Parking stalls, ramps, and elevators.
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Agency Information
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Last Verified On
October 5, 2023
Address
1100 Youville Drive NW
Edmonton, AB, T6L 5X8

This Covenant Health facility provides a range of healthcare services including a 24 / 7 emergency department.


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Hours of Operation
24/7