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