Covenant Health

Tertiary Palliative Care Unit


Description
Provides care and support for palliative patients with complicated problems.

Offers care and support for people with a life-limiting illness. Service includes caring for each client's physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs. Treatment is offered for symptoms that have been hard to manage and need ongoing monitoring.

Once clients are stable, they are discharged to the most appropriate care setting. The average length of stay is 3 to 4 weeks, but may be longer.

Affiliation: Edmonton Zone Palliative Care ProgramKey Provider: chaplains, dietitians, doctors, health care aids (HCAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), music therapists, occupational therapists (OTs), pharmacists, physical therapists (PTs), psychologists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers volunteers
Eligibility
Yes, Adults who are:
  • patients must have agreed to a Goals of Care designation of M or C
  • have physical and psychosocial symptoms that cannot be managed anywhere else
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral RequiredReferral Process: Yes,

A doctor’s referral is needed.



Waiting Period: N/A,
Telephone
780-735-7044
Fax
780-735-7700
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: N/A
Documents Required

A doctor’s referral is needed.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: Yes - Parking stalls, ramps, and elevators
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
June 14, 2013
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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