Palliative and Comfort Care Unit

The Palliative Care and Comfort Unit provides care for patients requiring symptom management and end of life support in a setting designed specifically for this patient population.

Patient Population

  • 17 years of age and older


Number of beds

  • 12

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:4-5

Rotation/Shifts

  • 7a-7p and 7p-7a
  • Work every 3rd weekend

Skill Mix

  • Registered Nurse - 67%
  • Patient Care Technician 33%

Nursing Unit Orientation

  • 6 weeks
  • 1 week end of life classes
  • 1 week consults with physicians