With its two facilities (Pavillon André-Brunet and Pavillon Stillview), the West Island Palliative Care Residence provides compassionate care allowing terminally ill patients to die in comfort and with dignity in a warm, home-like environment, close to their family, and in their community. We want our patients to live the final chapter of their lives in the best and most fulfilling manner possible. The Residence’s team of physicians, nurses, counselors, supportive care workers and volunteers work together to address the physical symptoms as well as the emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patients and their families.
To provide active and compassionate care in order to comfort and support terminally ill patients and their loved ones and to continue as a leader in palliative care within Quebec and Canada.
As a leader,
- To be at the forefront of providing superior palliative care within the community health care network;
- To promote and support a range of services to patients requiring palliative care, at home, in hospital, and at the West Island Palliative Care Residence;
- To serve as a role model and resource for other communities wishing to organize freestanding palliative care residences;
- To promote and provide education to health professionals and volunteers to enhance competence in delivery of palliative care services;
- To promote and provide education in the community, to increase awareness and to provide understanding of the needs of the terminally ill and their families;
- To continuously improve palliative care through research and knowledge transfer;
- To ensure that grief support is available and to promote it in the community.
News and Upcoming Events
Creation of the Montreal Institute for Palliative Care: comforting news for patients at end of life
Sharing advancements in palliative care will benefit patients and families across Canada says Quebec Health Minister
On May 11, 2018, Canada’s largest freestanding palliative care residence launched the Montreal Institute for Palliative Care (MIPC), a highly collaborative endeavor that is committed to extending the benefits of palliative care to as many Canadians as possible. The announcement was made during National Hospice Palliative Care Week by Ms. Teresa Dellar, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the West Island Palliative Care Residence.
Presidents’ Awards 2018
On May 11th, in honour of National Hospice Palliative Care week, we held the third edition of the Presidents’ Awards of the West Island Palliative Care Residence. The Presidents’ Awards were inaugurated in 2016 to celebrate the pioneers in palliative care and to recognize individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to palliative care and to the Residence. It is also an opportunity to remind us that it is a combined effort of professionals, volunteers, donors and stakeholders who work together to ensure the best quality of life for patients and their families.
A research project to recommend, pilot, measure and share a framework for strengthening and integrating community resources to improve quality in latter stages of life for citizens in their community.
To achieve its mission and objectives, the West Island Palliative Care Residence would like to develop, establish and measure impact of a “compassionate communities” model of support and care. A compassionate communities approach should strengthen community action, create supportive environments, and reorient health services to enable, mediate and advocate for all people who could benefit from holistic care, and their caregivers to optimize their quality of life, deal with loss, and improve population health.
Capital Campaign, Caring and Sharing – Under One Roof
On Aril 11, 2018, the Residence launched its 2017-2018 Capital Campaign, Caring and Sharing – Under One Roof. The campaign aims at raising $12.5 million in order to consolidate our two separate locations into a single, state-of-the-art facility, and to share best practices in palliative care through the creation of a National Education and Knowledge Transfer Program.
Our Annual Lottery is back!
600 tickets only!
$20,000 cash in prizes!
A chance to win one of 10 prizes including the grand prize of $10,000
Cost: $100 per ticket*
Date of draw: June 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the West Island Palliative Care Residence.
Annual General Meeting
Student Education Program
We held the first program for students last summer, which was very successful. Scheduled learning activities consist primarily of facilitated classroom discussions on variety of palliative care-related topics, documentary review, guided-interaction with staff, patients and families and various fun group activities.
We are looking for 10 more motivated and committed students to take part in this summer’s session, taking place June 26-29.