The stay in Palliative care
Where to find the palliative care unit?
At the St-Elisabeth site, at the 4th floor: unit 42, palliative care.
At the St-Michel site, the unit palliative care is located at level -1 (unit -1G).
WHAT IS THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE UNIT?
At the St-Elisabeth site, the unit is made up of:
- Eleven rooms, twelve beds
- Specially equipped bathroom for persons with limited or no mobility
- Large conservatory available to patients and their families
- Dining room with open-plan kitchen for visitors
At the St-Michel site, the unit is made up of:
- A unit dedicated to both palliative care and physical rehabilitation
- Eight rooms, eight beds
- A lounge and piano are available to patients and members of their families
- The bathroom is specially equipped for persons with limited or no mobility
HOW DOES THE ARRIVAL PROCESS WORK?
- Before the patient arrives, the family doctor or hospital doctor is consulted. The clinical records most also be submitted before the patient arrives
- The patient is welcomed by a nurse, sometimes accompanied by a volunteer, to help them settle into their room
- The palliative care doctor on duty takes charge of the patient and their family to begin medical treatment and nursing care
WHAT ABOUT VISITS?
The service strives to be as welcoming as possible. Spaces are available for meals, family meetings and any other type of meeting desired. Patients and visitors are asked to extend any request they may have to the care staff or to the social welfare department. Visiting hours are very flexible and tailored to individual requirements and possibilities. The service must nevertheless safeguard everyone else’s comfort and the general well-being of patients.
The service strives to be as welcoming as possible. There are no visiting hours; families may be with the patient 24 hours a day.
Members of the family may sleep next to the patient; we can set up a spare bed. The doctor is always prepared to meet with family members without appointment.
WHAT IS THE PLACE OF THE PATIENT’S LOVED ONES DURING PALLIATIVE CARE?
A very important place, just like the place of a loved one when at home. We consider the wishes of the patient and their state of fatigue as a priority.