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The Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care offers comprehensive consultation and follow-up care for patients with a life-limiting illness.

Our team of palliative care physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians and spiritual care providers help you with:

  • Management of pain and symptoms to improve quality of life
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Goals of care discussions
  • Connecting you and your family to community resources
  • Psychosocial and spiritual care support

These services are provided in hospital, clinic and in-home settings.

We work together with your family physician and most responsible physician (MRP).

Palliative Care Inpatient Program
Inpatient program

  Palliative care consults across the hospital
•  When appropriate, palliative care physician is responsible for coordination of care
•  Short-term acute pain and symptom management beds

We do not have a Palliative Care Unit (PCU). When a PCU bed is needed, patients will remain at North York General Hospital until a PCU bed becomes available.


Pain and Symptom Management Clinic for patients living with cancerPain and Symptom Management Clinic for patients living with cancer

•  Comprehensive consultation and follow-up care
  Interdisciplinary team offers added layer of support
  Connecting patients and families to community resources


Supportive Care Clinic for patients living with advanced heart and lung diseasesSupportive Care Clinic for patients living with advanced heart and lung diseases

•  Comprehensive consultation and follow-up care
•  Interdisciplinary team offers added layer of support
•  Connecting patients and families to community resources


In-home outreach program for patients living with cancerIn-home outreach program for patients living with cancer

The Freeman outreach program enables adults living with advanced cancer, whose wish is to stay at home for as long as possible or die at home, to receive in-home care from a Freeman outreach physician with the support of a clinical nurse specialist and other community supports as needed. We provide: 

•  Seamless care, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
•  Service within the following catchment area: south of Steeles Ave., north of 
    Lawrence Ave., west of Victoria Park Ave., and east of Bathurst St.
   
 
Program catchment area  
The boundaries of the catchment area served by North York General's palliative care program are in blue. 
Contact us
For all inquiries, please contact our program Administrative Assistant at 416-756-6444 ext. 4138.

Referrals

Access our referral forms.