The Palliative Care Program is designed to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying for individuals diagnosed with progressive, incurable illnesses.

What the Program Provides

  • Improved access to essential palliative services in a timely manner.

  • Compassionate palliative care and support from our multi-disciplinary team.

  • Improved quality of life with pain and symptom management.

  • Guidance with advanced care planning for the future.

  • Psychological, social and spiritual support.

  • Hope and encouragement.

  • Assistance to bridge any gaps or barriers experienced in the healthcare system.


Palliative Care Teams*

Edson & Area

Marilyn Oishi, NP

Dr. R. White, Physician Lead

Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe & Area

Persa Kovich, RN


* Dependent on an individual’s needs, the following healthcare professionals may be a member of the Palliative Care Team working with individuals: Physician, Pharmacist, Dietitian, Homecare Staff, Mental Health Staff, Social Worker, Spiritual Care Staff, Cancer Support Group(s) and/or Volunteers.​