Palliative care in acute care

What we do

We provide end-of-life care, including mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual support for patients and their families in acute care settings. Services are offered to patients in hospitals, both as inpatients or as outpatients, based on their needs.  

Who we see

Anyone diagnosed with a life-limiting illness may be admitted to the Palliative Care Unit in St. John’s, or receive care at hospitals throughout the region. 

How to access this service

A referral can be made by a physician or nurse practitioner involved in the client’s care by sending a complete palliative services/symptom management referral form (PDF) to 709-777-8970.

Where we are

Health-care facilities (inpatient)

Health-care facilities (outpatient)

Other hospitals with palliative care beds:

How to reach us

Palliative care consult team/pain and symptom management: 709-777-7303 or toll-free at 1-855-690-7303

Palliative Care Unit: 709-777-8610 or 709-777-8611

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Last updated: 2023-03-22