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As a primary care provider you will participate as a member of the primary level palliative care team. The majority of patients can be cared for by the primary level care team with specialist support as needed (See Mississauga Halton LHIN Model of Hospice Palliative Care).
If patient/family needs are more complex or support is needed, consider the role of secondary level palliative care specialists (i.e. consultation, collaborative care/shared care, direct care).
Palliative Care Specialists for Primary Care Physicians
- Dorothy Ley Hospice Physician Group 416.626.2138
- Credit Valley Palliative Physician Group 905.813.1100 x5143
- Oakville Palliative Physician Group 905.483.0635
Mississauga Halton LHIN Palliative Care Program - 905.855.9090
The Mississauga Halton LHIN Palliative Care Program provides ministry funded palliative care services at home for patients with palliative care needs. The program helps ensure patients have access to the services they need to remain at home safely as long as they wish and to support them in dying in their place of choice. With a specialized team of Palliative Care Coordinators, the program coordinates the services of palliative care nurse practitioners, community nurses who are accessible 24/7, personal support workers, occupational and physio therapists, social workers, hospice services and many more. In addition, medical equipment, such as a hospital bed, may be provided. If a patient wishes to die at home, 24/7 support can be put into place to support their wishes in their last 30 days of life.
Mississauga Halton LHIN Palliative Care Nurse Practitioners - 905.855.9090
Mississauga Halton LHIN Palliative Nurse Practitioners are available to engage in shared care with primary care physicians. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to, pain and symptom management, goals of care discussions, supporting health care professionals in the community, prescribing medications, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) assessments and general education, and capacity building. They complete home visits and provide direct nursing services to support complex patients with palliative needs and their families. They also provide rapid/crisis response, and are available Monday to Friday 9am-9pm. See referral form for further details.
Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultants - 905.827.8111
The Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultants at Acclaim Health are LHIN funded to support clinicians in multiple care settings, including Long Term Care. They are available to provide consultation, linkages to other specialized hospice palliative care resources, education and mentoring to service providers including physicians. They do not provide direct patient care.