St. Peter's Hospital Palliative Care Program

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Acute Care HospitalDedicated Hospice Palliative Care Unit

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St. Peter’s Palliative Care Program provides in-patient beds for dying patients who are in the final stages of their illness. Our staff has special expertise and skills to meet you and your family’s care needs.

The in-patient Palliative Care Unit provides expert end-of-life care to people experiencing life-threatening illness, within an environment that promotes clinical excellence, education, and research.  Our Palliative Care Program focuses on patient and family-driven decision-making to maintain comfort, quality of life, spirituality, autonomy, and dignity of each dying person while supporting families through this difficult period and in bereavement.

Palliative care services are directed to patients and their families/circle of supporters and respects that everyone approaches death from their own unique perspective based upon their individual values, spiritual beliefs, cultural roots, family dynamics and life experiences. Palliative care is active care which focuses on maintaining the quality of life, comfort, autonomy and dignity of each patient through the prevention, assessment and management of potentially distressing symptoms.

Palliative care can be provided in all phases of illness, from early in the course of illness to bereavement. It is recommended that patients begin receiving palliative care support as early as possible, even at the time of diagnosis.