Advanced Illness and Palliative Care

The diagnosis of a palliative or advanced illness can often be challenging and complex. Spectrum Health Care’s advanced illness and palliative care services are designed to support the unique needs of a patient's diagnosis by focusing on the physical, emotional and spiritual care required for a patient and their family support system.

Our advanced illness and cancer palliative care services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are provided by a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals.

Are advanced illness and cancer palliative care services right for your loved one?

If your loved one has been diagnosed with an advanced illness or require palliative care for cancer, our team of dedicated health care professionals can develop a customized care plan that is flexible and adaptable to the various stages of your loved one's condition.

Our advanced illness, palliative care and palliative nursing services include:

  • 24/7 access to our interdisciplinary team of clinicians, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, personal support workers, physiotherapists, companions, paramedics, wellness practitioners and spiritual/bereavement care providers
  • Dedicated program managers to provide ongoing assessments of care plans
  • Family caregiver relief and practical supports
  • Information services to help your loved one navigate the health care system


Your team helped preserve my wife’s dignity, ease her pain, keep my family’s spirits up, and made us all feel supported and deeply cared for.

Bill, Toronto, Ontario (Health Care)

The compassion and knowledge you brought to your care of my husband, and by association his family, were the very definition of “outstanding.” We were all fortunate to be surrounded by a constellation of stars that are his team.

Mary, Toronto, Ontario (Health Care)

My husband received exceptional palliative care from Spectrum nurses. Without fault every nurse was not only knowledgeable and professional, but also compassionate and caring.

Diane, Toronto, Ontario (Health Care)

For myself and the community where she serves, Mary goes out of her way, going above and beyond every day. She is an advocate for the health concerns of her patients.

Sherry, Toronto, Ontario (Health Care)