Palliative Care refers to both a program and a concept of care based on the provision of comfort. It is designed for individuals who are living with, or dying from, a progressive life-threatening illness. The program enhances the quality of life through pain and symptom control and provides emotional and spiritual support for both patients and families. Compassionate and specialized care is provided with specialized knowledge and skills.
Services are offered throughout the region. Medicine Hat Regional Hospital has an organized team approach with a Medical Director and designated Nurse Coordinators and an Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator.
Other centers in the region have nursing staff with designated palliative care responsibilities and/or volunteer co-ordinators. Outpatient services are offered through the existing home care programs.
Medicine Hat Palliative Care Nurse Consultant (403) 529-8901
St. Joseph’s Home – Medicine Hat (403) 526-3818
Bow Island Health Center (403) 545-2400
Bow Island Home Care (403) 545-2296
Brooks Palliative Care Consultant (403) 501-3210
Brooks Health Center (403) 501-3262
Brooks Volunteer Co-ordinator (403) 501-3207
Brooks Home Care (403) 362-7766
Bassano Palliative Care Consultant (403) 501-3210
Bassano Health Center (403) 641-6100
Oyen Big Country Hospital (403) 664-4300
Oyen Home Care (403) 664-3651