Palliative Care


Palliative care aims to improve a person's quality of life through improved symptom management while addressing psychosocial, emotional and spiritual issues. It is care that is appropriate at all stages of a person's illness. An interdisciplinary care team may involve medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, family physicians, palliative care physicians, social workers, dietitians, nurses, spiritual care workers and other health professionals. (Reference: CCO website, 2013)

The Mississauga Halton Central West Regional Cancer Program has outpatient palliative clinics and inpatient units across its regions:

  • Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital and Queensway Health Centre outpatient palliative care clinics. Credit Valley Hospital and Mississauga Hospital inpatient palliative care units
  • William Osler Health System - outpatient palliative care clinic

Resources and Partners:

Cancer Care Ontario
Virtual Hospice
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Community Care Access Centre Ontario
Mississauga Halton Hospice Palliative Care
Central West Palliative Care Network
Dorothy Ley Hospice
Acclaim Health
Heart House Hospice
Ian Anderson House