The Palliative Care Program at BTHC is funded through donations. The donations staff a part time nurse and half time coordinator that make this program possible.
Palliative Care strives to provide compassionate care to people with a life-threatening illness and their family and friends.
The Palliative Care Program also includes a team of people such as healthcare professionals, volunteers, social workers, home care workers, pharmacy technicians, the spiritual care coordinator and other means of support as needed.
We currently have over 40 dedicated volunteers who provide support in Cancer Care and Breast Screening, and perform patient visits both in hospital and patient’s homes.
If you would like to become a volunteer click here.
Palliative Care offers the following services: Bereavement/psychosocial/family support, pain and symptom management, palliative drug program, oxygen programs, palliative home program.
There are no costs to the patient. The program relies solely on donations and fundraising.
The BTHC Palliative Care Program serves mainly the following eight towns and municipalities: City of Winkler, City of Morden, Town of Plum Coulee, RM of Pembina, RM of Rhineland, RM of Roland, RM of Stanley, RM of Thompson. Over the past few years we have had and increase of patients from across all of Southern Manitoba not just the local eight towns and RM’s.