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Palliative Care

Palliative Care is the provision of skilled, compassionate interdisciplinary professional and volunteer care for people whose disease does not respond to curative treatment.

Palliative Care is presently provided throughout the region in hospitals, personal care homes and in the home, by a variety of caregivers including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, home care workers, pastoral care, families, friends and volunteers. The goal is the best possible quality of life for clients and their families.

Components of this program include:

Palliative Care Resources

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Interdisciplinary team approach
  • Volunteer services
  • Grief and bereavement counseling
  • Support groups
  • Information services
  • Education, Research, Resource Library
  • Community care and involvement
  • Acute care
  • Care-giver support
  • Links with other programs/services
  • Resources for comfort care (e.g. specialized equipment)

Tammie-Lee Rogowski
Clinical Team Manager
Regional Palliative Care Program and Home Care Nursing Program
Ph: (204) 467-3361

Palliative Care Nurse Specialist west:
Laura Klammer
Office: 204-785-7535
Cell:    204-485-2197

Palliative Care Nurse Specialist east:
Melanie Bernas
Office:  204-785-7536
Cell:     204-485-2624

Palliative Care Referrals to be faxed to:

For Palliative Care volunteer opportunities & training click here.

Helpful links:
Palliative Care Info.
Canadian Virtual Hospice 












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