Palliative care

A specialized 13-bed unit at Notre-Dame Hospital takes care of palliative patients. Consultants follow palliative care patients in other units at the CHUM and at an outpatient clinic. In addition, when the general health status of patients who are at home deteriorates and whether they wish to be hospitalized or not, they are given priority admission and do not have to enter through the emergency room.

When it comes to teaching and research, the palliative care unit has welcomed many residents, students, local and international trainees for many years. All family medicine residents do a mandatory rotation in palliative care. Research support is provided by the Medical Research Council of Canada for original work on suffering, accompaniment and certain psychosocial aspects. A palliative care research team is on-site at the CHUM.


Many CHUM volunteers are part of daily life on the palliative care unit.
For further information on volunteers.

The Palliami Foundation offers services to CHUM patients and their families.
For further information on Palliami.