“Don’t be afraid of palliative care. It means an approach to living the rest of your life the best way you can. It isn’t about stopping treatment.” – Penelope, Family Caregiver (Source: Canadian Partnership Against Cancer)

For Life-Limiting Illness or End-of-Life

Palliative care is a team approach to care that is appropriate at any time for an individual and/or family member living with a life-limiting illness. It may be part of, but is not the same as, end-of-life care.

Palliative care relieves suffering and improves quality of life for people of any age and at any stage in a serious illness. Palliative practices are present whether the illness is curable, chronic or life threatening.

Compassionate Support in all Areas

The Stronach Regional Cancer Centre (SRCC) at Southlake’s dedicated Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care program team of healthcare professionals offer palliative care as part of its services.

Our teams provide compassionate support in all areas of palliative care: physical, psychosocial and spiritual. Our palliative care practices provide each patient and their loved ones with respect, dignity, and an individualized care plan that meets their specific needs.

How to Get Referred for Palliative Care

If you think our palliative care can help you or your loved one, speak with your or their oncologist or family physician.

(Your physician or oncologist, or your loved ones, can go to the Patient Referrals page for an Outpatient Psychosocial Oncology & Palliative Care Referral Form to refer you for palliative care at the SRCC at Southlake.)