The division is sub-divided into three complementary services.
The Marjorie & Gerald Bronfman Division of Palliative Care
This unit specializes in care for patients with complex needs and difficult symptom management. The team includes physicians, nurses, music and art therapists, social workers, psychologists, pastoral care workers, volunteers and other allied health professionals. Amenities include a large family room with a small kitchenette, a kosher kitchen, family bathroom equipped with a shower, and a therapeutic spa for patients. Each room can accommodate a recliner-bed for overnight stays.
Sub-Acute Palliative Care Unit
Adjacent to the palliative care unit, the sub-acute palliative care unit offers care to patients who do not require specialized services. The unit is primarily used as a transition place for patients returning home or for patients awaiting the more specialized care provided on the palliative care unit.
Supportive Care Team
The Supportive Care Team is comprised of a palliative care nurse consultant and a team of family physicians who respond to requests for palliative care consults made by other units within the Jewish General Hospital. In addition, the palliative care consult physicians provide both specialized oncology and palliative care to patients in a variety of oncology out-patient clinics: pulmonary, gynecology, medical, and radiation.
Referrals to Palliative/Supportive care are made through the patient's treating physician.
- Director, The Marjorie & Gerald Bronfman Division of Palliative Care: Dr. Bernard Lapointe, 514-340-8222 ext 2845
- Head Nurse: Bessy Bitzas, 514-340-8222 ext 5602
- Reception: 514-340-8222 ext 5422
- Supportive Care Nurse Consultant: Francine Venne, 514-340-8222 ext 3617