Health Care Professionals

The North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network understands that supporting professional providers enhances their capacity to provide quality hospice palliative care. The formal education courses that we provide as well as the Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Consultant Team are part of this support. On the resources page, you will find many helpful websites, documents and guidelines that can be downloaded and referenced for your use. The Education section of our website provides an overview of the current courses that are available, as well as conference resources and access to Ontario Telemedicine Network webcasts.

24/7 Palliative Support Line for Health Care Providers

Effective Monday, July 18th, 2016 the North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network’s 24/7 on-call phone number to access our Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Consultants will change.

As in the past, our 24/7 on-call service is designed to assist health care providers with questions related to pain and symptom management of patients in all sectors, as well as Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) queries.

This service:

  • Provides palliative support to hospice care providers and family members in urban and rural health care settings across the North Simcoe Muskoka
  • Gives health care providers who treat patients at home or in the community the option of receiving secondary palliative consult support as an alternative to relocating patients and their families to urban areas or other health care facilities for palliative specialist care
  • Provides health care providers and family members with support, guidance, and confidence through consultation, allowing them to further care for patients within their location of choice when and where ever

This number is available to health care providers and family members who require information with regards to hospice palliative care. The new local number is 705-325-2821 and the toll free number is 1-855-525-2821.

 Referral Form

To refer a palliative client to the Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Consultant Team, please fill out and fax the following referral form to 705.325.7328:

Referral Form