If you do not wish to have in-patient hospital care at this time, we can keep your information on file in our ‘backup’ wait list. The backup application form is completed by your hospital social worker, the CCAC or your family physician. This will make it easier for you to initiate an admission to our Palliative Care unit when/if needed and get access to the next available bed whether it’s in the daytime or evening, including weekends.
Once we have received and reviewed your application, we will send you a letter confirming your status on our backup wait list. We keep applications on file for six months and follow up with you after the six months.
When you need admission to our Palliative Care unit, all you need to do is call our Admissions office at 416-285-3744. We will ask you for an update on your current medical status and care.
Once we have reviewed the update, we will contact you regarding next steps. At any time, please let us know of changes in your situation and how we can help by calling 416-285-3744.