The Regional Palliative Consultation Team (RPCT)

If you are a healthcare professional and your request is urgent, please call to speak with a triage nurse 24/7: 


Are you a health care professional who cares for palliative patients, and needs support?

The Regional Palliative Consultation Team (RPCT) is here for you. 

We are are an inter-professional team of palliative-care experts, including nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, nurse specialists and doctors. Our team is a partnership between Bruyère Continuing Care, and Home and Community Care Support Services Champlain.

Offering palliative-care expertise to health care professionals, including:

24 / 7 specialist-level consultation

Collaboration in complex pain and symptom management and end-of-life

Advanced palliative care education, coaching and mentoring

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"We believe that everyone should feel empowered and supported to provide exemplary palliative care." 

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Referral Criteria. To get access to our support, your patient must:

1. Have a life-limiting illness that is actively progressing, and requires assistance with one or more of the following:

Management of symptom(s) caused by the underlying life-limiting illness

Decision-making or goals of care conversations is needed (these conversations have been initiated or primary care provider is willing to be present)

Complex end-of-life care

2. Be receiving nursing services from Home and Community Care Support Services Champlain (or a referral has been sent), or has access to 24/7 nursing care through their facility or other home-care program.

3. Have a primary care provider (GP or NP) who will continue as the most responsible provider and remain in regular contact.

Who can make a referral?

You can make a patient referral if you work as or belong to the following organizations:

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Primary Care Provider 

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Hospital with no palliative care services 

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Long-term care home

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Retirement home

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Home and Community Care Coordinator/ provider

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When can I refer a patient?

You can make a referral anytime you need help to support patients with a life limiting disease.

The RPCT Team is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program
60 Cambridge Street North
St-Vincent Hospital
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 7A5