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Palliative Care

Provided by: Saskatchewan Health Authority: Sun Country Health Region

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Service Description

Improves the quality of living and dying by addressing the physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and practical support of individuals and their loved ones coping with a life threatening illness. The focus of palliative care is to neither hasten nor postpone death but rather to make the last stages of life comfortable and peaceful. Program goals are to prevent and relieve suffering (physical, emotional, social and spiritual).  Services provided are:

  • Assessment and management of pain and other symptoms
  • Physical, emotional, social and spiritual support
  • Educational support
  • Bereavement – offers a variety of care to help understand anticipate loss and grief


Clients, any age, with a progressive, life threatening incurable illness, no longer seeking a cure, illness is deemed incurable, life expectancy is less than 6 months.

Application Process

Referrals made for service may be initiated by any person directly involved with the client and has the client’s consent. You do not need a physician referral to receive services. Referral may be initiated by contacting your nearest Home Care Office.


Palliative care services provided in the home will be consistent with Community Home Care charges. Contact your nearest Home Care office for specifics.

Estevan - Palliative Care Coordinator: 306-637-3636

Weyburn - Palliative Care Coordinator: 306-842-6870

Service Website




Coverage Area

Sun Country Health Region

Languages Offered


Estevan: St Joseph’s Hospital


1176 Nicholson Road
Estevan SK  S4A 2V6

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Location Info


Wheelchair access - designated parking spaces; Wheelchair access - lowered elevator buttons; Wheelchair access - front or side or back doors; Wheelchair access - ramps; Wheelchair access - washrooms (at least one)

Public Health, Public Health Nursing and Prenatal Classes: 306-637-3626

Mental Health / Addictions: 306-637-3610

Palliative Care/Home Care: 306-637-3630

Long-term Care: 306-637-2403

Estevan Acute Care Services: 306- 637-2400

Toll-Free: 1-855-579-5952


Hotline: 8-1-1

HealthLine: 24/7 Professional health advice or mental health support

Business Line: 306-637-2400



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