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Palliative Care Is For You!

The first full week of May marks National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Canada (May 5-11, 2024).  The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is the national leader in pursuing quality hospice palliative care in Canada through supporting public policy initiatives, education, knowledge translation awareness and collaboration. The Prairie Mountain Health Palliative Care Team is joining the annual awareness campaign to celebrate this year’s theme, “Palliative Care Is For You!”

advertising image. palliative care is for you. National hospice palliative care week, May 5th to 11th.

We all deserve to know how palliative care can help when a life-limiting illness touches our lives. Like a lighthouse in a storm, the Prairie Mountain Health Palliative Care Program guides clients and their families through the uncertainties of a life-limiting illness with warmth, support and stability. The Palliative Care Program coordinates the resources needed to support physical care, emotional needs, pain and symptom management, spiritual care, cultural needs, end-of-life planning and bereavement.  A palliative care approach illuminates the path forward to help clients live their lives fully through every stage of a life-limiting illness, including death.

Every client and family deserves the best quality of care and support we can offer. The Palliative Care team works closely with many members of the interdisciplinary team, including the client, their family, healthcare facility staff, home care, pharmacists, physicians, other allied health professionals, community organizations and specially trained palliative care volunteers.  By working together, Palliative Care helps to approach the end of life with dignity, comfort, care and support. To learn more about the program, visit

At some point, in some way, end of life touches us all. Palliative Care helps make the transition through the stages of a life-limiting illness both manageable and meaningful for the person facing death and their family members and friends. Join us this National Hospice Palliative Care Week to raise awareness and foster communities that value the incredible support palliative care can offer. 

Picture of Palliative Care Nurse Melissa Peters

Melissa Peters, Palliative Care Coordinator
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Brandon Coverage

Picture of Palliative Care Nurse Charla Murray

Charla Murray, Clinical Resource Nurse
 [email protected]

West Coverage
Birtle, Boissevain, Deloraine, Elkhorn, Hamiota, Hartney, Melita, Reston, Rossburn, Russell, Shoal Lake, Souris, Virden

Picture of Palliative Care Nurse Amanda Matheson

Amanda Matheson, Clinical Resource Nurse
 [email protected]

East Coverage
Baldur, Carberry, Cartwright, Erickson, Glenboro Killarney, Minnedosa, Neepawa, Rivers, Sandy Lake, Treherne, Wawanesa

Picture of Palliative Care Nurse Jenna Zurba

Jenna Zurba, Clinical Resource Nurse
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North Coverage
Alonsa, Benito, Camperville, Crane River, Dauphin, Duck Bay, Gilbert Plains, Grandview, Mafeking, McCreary, Roblin, Ste. Rose Du Lac, Swan River, Winnipegosis, Waterhen

Picture of volunteer and bereavement coordinator Carla Mitchell

Carla Mitchell
 [email protected]

Volunteer & Bereavement Coordinator
All areas

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