Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program
The philosophy of palliative care utilizes an approach which focuses on improving the quality of life of patients and their families living with life-limiting illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, including physical, psychological, social, and spiritual (World Health Organization, 2013).
The Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program (EZPCP) is an integrated palliative care service designed to facilitate and support access to palliative care services in all patient care settings, including the community and acute care locations. This model recognizes that the family, home care staff and family physician provide the majority of palliative care. The foundation of the program consists of clinical, research, education and comprehensive partnerships with the University of Alberta and their associated programs.
The EZPCP offers palliative care consult services using an interprofessional team approach to provide palliative and end of life care. We are committed to continuing education, research initiatives and knowledge based clinical expertise.
Onsite palliative services are available at the University of Alberta Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Cross Cancer Institute and the Tertiary Palliative Care Unit at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital. The Palliative Community Consult Team provides services in the community and at the remaining Edmonton Zone Facilities. There are five Hospice Palliative Care Sites within the Edmonton Zone. Pediatric Palliative Care is offered at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
335 St. Marguerite Health Services Centre
Grey Nuns Community Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta T6L 0A3
(780) 735-7834 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Visit the links below for more details about the palliative care teams at various locations.
St. Marguerite Health Services Centre
Palliative Community Consult Team
335 St. Marguerite Health Services Centre, Grey Nuns Community Hospital
1090 Youville Drive West
Contact Community Care Access (CCA) @ 780-496-1300 to make a referral.
Cross Cancer Institute
Palliative Pain & Symptom Clinic
11560 University Avenue
(780) 432-8318 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
(780) 432-8318 (after hours – Monday – Thursday, leave a message)
CCA – (780) 496-1300 (after hours – Fridays, weekends and stat holidays)
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Palliative Care Program
10240 Kingsway Avenue NW
(780) 735-4038 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
(780) 735-5880 (*non-urgent* after hours – Monday – Thursday, fax consult requests)
(780) 735-4111 (*urgent* after hours – Monday – Thursday, main switchboard)
CCA – (780) 496-1300 (after hours – Friday, weekends and stat holidays)
University of Alberta Hospital
Palliative Care Program
8440 112 Street NW
(780) 407-2840 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
(780) 407-1394 (*non-urgent* after hours – Monday – Thursday, fax consult requests)
(780) 407-8822 (*urgent* after hours Monday – Thursday, main switchboard)
CCA – (780) 496-1300 (After hours – Friday, weekends and stat holidays)