Dr. Balfour Mount

Dr. Mount’s involvement in palliative care began in 1974 when he joined Dr. Cecily Saunder’s team at St. Christopher’s Hospice in London as visiting professor. Upon his return to Canada in late 1974, Dr. Mount established the first integrated palliative care unit in a North American hospital, the palliative care unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Through his tireless pioneering work and dedication, the emerging field of palliative medicine and hospice palliative care continues to be recognized both in Canada and throughout the world.