SCHC’s Community Hospice Program team is dedicated to providing compassionate, respectful and holistic care for individuals and families in Scarborough who are living with life-limiting illness and grief.
The PPSMC is part of the Community Hospice Program. Hospice Palliative Care is a philosophy of care that informs how we work with people who are diagnosed with a progressive, life-limiting illness. Hospice is a continuum of services that aims to relieve pain and suffering and works to support the best possible quality of life until the end of life (and beyond for family).
The PPSMC’s “clients” are healthcare providers: nurses, PSWs and other service providers in the healthcare system who will be supporting people with palliative pain and symptom management in the community.
There are a number of Pain and Symptom Management Consultants throughout the province including two in Toronto and one in Scarborough.
The Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultants are nurses (RN or RN/EC) with advanced palliative care knowledge and expertise. The aim of the service is to ensure that anyone living with a life-limiting illness has access to pain & symptom management expertise.
Who does the PPSMC work with?
What Services Are Offered?
Linking to collaborative palliative services & resources across the continuum of care
Community Palliative Care Rounds
Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities hosts palliative care rounds for Health Care Providers (e.g. PSWs, nurses, social workers, physiotherapist, physicians, etc.) working in the Scarborough community who are interested in learning more about palliative care. The rounds take place bi-monthly September, November, January, March and May, with no rounds scheduled for the summer months. Click here for more information.
NOTE: PPSMC clients are healthcare providers. The consultant role is neither an emergency nor primary care service.