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Organization: Ottawa Hospital (The) - Supportive and Palliative Care Program  
Phone Numbers: General Campus 613-737-8940 ; Civic Campus 613-761-4555
1053 Carling Ave
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 4E9
Street Address:
501 Smyth Rd
Intersection: Alta Vista Dr and Smyth Rd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Executives: Jack Kitts - President and Chief Executive Officer
Public Contacts: Lynn Kachuik - Advanced Practice Nurse Palliative Care
Linda McShane - Palliative Care Secretary
Service Description: Palliative care team made up of physicians, an advanced practice nurse, a palliative care nurse specialist, nurse consultants, secretaries, and social workers.

  • Pain and symptom management services for patients admitted to The Ottawa Hospital (General and Civic Campuses) and patients seen at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre at both the General campus site and at the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre at the Queensway Carleton Hospital
  • Complex cancer pain management for outpatients and admitted patients requiring interventional techniques in collaboration with anaesthesia and the staff at TOH Pain Management Unit (Complex Cancer Pain Clinic)
  • Specialized management of possible complications of cancer and its treatments: including fluid around the lungs and in the abdomen (Malignant Effusion Program)
  • Specialized management of shortness of breath (Dyspnea Management Clinic)
  • Support and advice for patients and families related to end of life decision-making
  • Psychosocial and spiritual support for patients and families during life-threatening illness
  • Links to professionals and agencies that provide palliative care throughout the region
  • Information and education for care providers, professional groups, patients and families

Fees: Service - covered by the Ontario Health Card
Application: Referral by a physician
Eligibility / Target Population: Patients receiving services at the Ottawa Hospital or the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Program who require supportive and palliative care interventions for complex symptoms at any stage of their illness
Languages: English * French
Area Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Hospital-Based Palliative Care

This information was last completely updated on February 21, 2018

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Updated February 21, 2018
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