The Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care

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  • Adults

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Freeman Centre Services


We provide palliative care to inpatients across the hospital.

  • Palliative care physician will be responsible for, or participate in, coordination of care
  • Short-term acute pain and symptom management beds if needed based on conversation between patient, family and healthcare team
    • For some patients with palliative care needs, a longer-term stay in a hospital-like setting will become necessary, and a Palliative Care Unit is best-equipped to provide this type of care. While we do not have a PCU at NYGH, if this type of care becomes necessary, we will work with the patient and family to find a suitable PCU bed in the city. Patients will remain at NYGH until a suitable PCU bed becomes available.

Ambulatory Clinic: Palliative Care Clinic (formerly Pain & Symptom Management Clinic)

We provide in-person and virtual clinic appointments to help you manage your pain and symptoms.

  • Comprehensive consultation and follow-up care
  • Multidisciplinary team offers added layer of support
  • Connecting patients and families to community resources


In-Home: Freeman Outreach Program

The Freeman outreach program enables adults living with advanced cancer, whose wish is to stay at home for as long as possible or to die at home, to receive in-home care from a Freeman outreach physician with the support of a clinical nurse specialist and other community supports as needed. We provide:

  • Seamless care, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • Service within the following catchment area: south of Steeles Ave., north of Lawrence Ave., west of Victoria Park Ave., and east of Bathurst St.  If you live outside of the catchment area, please speak with your family doctor or home care coordinator for local palliative care support