In Ottawa, all referrals for inpatient hospice palliative care are triaged by the Central Referral and Triage (CRT). Patients are triaged to one of the following teams based on their level of care:
- Palliative Care Unit at Bruyère Continuing Care
- Hospice Care Ottawa
- Palliative Care Support with the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Make a referral and admit a patient in Ottawa
To refer an inpatient to a hospice palliative care bed, a physician must:
- Review Hospice Palliative Care admission criteria
- Encrypt and send a completed Hospice Palliative Care Admission form to BruyereClinicalAdmissions@bruyere.org or fax to 613-562-6095.
The referral will be triaged by the CRT team— a partnership between Bruyère Continuing Care, Home and Community Care Support Services Champlain, and Hospice Care Ottawa.
Contact the CRT team for any additional questions at:
Ottawa's urgent after-hour community admissions
This includes the Emergency Department and outpatient cancer clinics for which no application has been submitted:
Bruyère's Palliative Care Unit
The referring physician can contact Bruyère telecommunications at 613-562-6262 and request that the on-call staff MD for Palliative Care be paged. This is available any day of the week after 16:00 and on weekends.
The referring physician will discuss the details of the case with the on-call Palliative Care MD to determine if an urgent admission is warranted.
Hospice Care Ottawa
The referring physician can contact the on-call nurse at 613-260-2906 ext. 3. This is available any day of the week after 16:00 and on weekends.
The referring physician will discuss details of the case with the on-call nurse to determine if an urgent admission is warranted.
Outside of Ottawa, each hospice has their own admissions criteria.
Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott, Russell
Carefor Hospice Cornwall provides end-of-life care in a home like setting to the residents of Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, as well as Prescott and Russell Counties. Contact Carefor Hospice directly for referral information or hospice palliative care admission.
Phone: 613-938-2763 ext. 4131
Website: Carefor Hospice Cornwall
Pembroke and surrounding areas
Serving Pembroke and surrounding areas, Marianhill provides quality palliative care. Contact Marianhill directly for referral information or hospice palliative care admission.
Referral Form: Complete and fax the Marianhill Admissions form to 613-732-3934. The applicant should also complete the Authorization for admissions form.
Phone: 613-735 6838
Renfrew and surrounding areas
Hospice Renfrew is a residential palliative care home located in Renfrew, Ontario. Services are provided to residents of Renfrew County and nearby areas. Contact Hospice Renfrew directly for referral information or hospice palliative care admission.
Referral Form: Complete and fax the Hospice Renfrew admission referral form to 613-432-3618.
Phone: 613-433-3993 extension 2235 or 1-866-751-1685
Admissions website: Hospice Renfrew Admissions
Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care is a hospice palliative support service for all communities located in the Madawaska Valley: Whitney, Madawaska, Barry’s Bay, Combermere, Palmer Rapids, Quadeville, Killaloe,Wilno, Round Lake Centre, Deacon/Golden Lake, Brudenell/Foymount.
Referral Form: Complete the Madawaska Admission Referral form and contact Madawaska Valley Hospice directly for admissions.
Phone: 613-756-3045 ext. 350
Website: Madawaska Hospice Palliative Care