Get expert advice and support from Palliative Care Consultants

The Regional Palliative Consultation Team (RPCT) provides expert advice and support in palliative care.

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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Hospice

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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.

About the RPCT

The Regional Palliative Care Consultation Team includes nurse practitioners and specialists, advance practice nurses and physicians with expertise in palliative care. 

RPCT does not take over care, but partners with doctors, nurses and community hospitals through providing expert advice and support. The team includes staff from both Bruyère and the Home and Community Care Support Services Champlain.

Services:

Palliative pain and symptom management consultation

Advanced Palliative Care Education

Complex end-of-life care

Coaching / mentoring

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

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Patient criteria

The RPCT provides support for any patient with a life-limiting illness (cancer, organ failure, dementia, etc.) who has the following:

Symptoms that are difficult to manage (emotional distress, nausea, pain, anxiety, constipation, etc.)

Struggling with Advance Care Planning / Goal of Care Discussions

Home-care nursing is already in place (except in facilities)

Any Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) Score is eligible. A DNR does not need to be completed.

Make a referral

Urgent referrals

For urgent requests, call and speak with a triage nurse:

1-800-651-1139

Non-urgent referrals

For non-urgent requests:

  1.  Send the referral form, or;
  2.  Contact the Home and Community Care Coordinator to suggest sending a referral.