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
19th Annual Valentine’s Ball
More than 500 guests raise an impressive $545,000 net at the 19th Annual Valentine’s Ball
Course pour la compassion
A walk/run for family and friends to raise funds for the
West Island Palliative Care Residence.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Valois Park, Pointe-Claire
Canadian Compassionate Company designation
We are very pleased to announce that the West Island Palliative Care Residence has received the Canadian Compassionate Company designation from the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA).
The CHPCA grants this designation to companies who recognize that employees may occasionally require more time off from work than is accommodated by their regular leave policies in order to provide care or support to specified family members who are gravely ill and terminally ill with a significant certainty of death.
The Residence’s Compassionate Leave policy provides for salary top-ups, continuation of group insurance benefits, and continuation of vacation accrual during the leave period. The CHPCA also considered Residence’s Employee and Family Assistance Program when evaluating our application.
Jean Cameron Palliative Care Fund
Jean Cameron was a social worker and bereavement counselor in palliative care at the Royal Victoria Hospital alongside Dr. Balfour Mount. She was a dedicated and compassionate listener and was particularly sensitive to small things that could bring personal comfort to those at the end of life.
She established The Jean Cameron Palliative Care Foundation to formalize and continue her work to help provide what was important for a given patient but not available through the hospital, health or social services.
In 2016, the Foundation made an exemplary donation to create The Jean Cameron Palliative Care Fund at the Residence to relieve suffering, provide comfort and unite families and make sure that our patients’ final home is as comfortable as possible. Our goal is to carry on the Fund for years to come and perpetuate Jean’s legacy.
To commemorate her dedication to patients and families, the Residence has declared June 6th to be Jean Cameron Day.