Hospice Palliative Care Team

For more information:

Hospice Palliative Care Team
1028 South Bay Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 6J7
Tel.: 705-586-CARE (2273)

The community Hospice Palliative Care Team (HPCT) is a group of health care providers who deliver integrated, multi-disciplinary, hospice palliative care to clients in their homes and/or in consultation with other health care providers.

Roles of the Hospice Palliative Care Team

  • It is a community-based program providing hospice palliative care services in the last 12 months of life.
  • Assists in building primary care capacity by coordination of joint home visits by a member of the team with the most responsible practitioner.
  • Manages the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of clients and families, in their home, in consultation with other health care providers.
  • 24/7 contact with palliative care nurse for those patients followed solely by our Team.
  • Provides education and additional support services to enable clients to live and die in the location of their choice.
  • Ensures seamless transition to Hospice based on client’s choice.
  • Provides grief & bereavement support, through one-on-one interactions, and discussion/support groups.
  • Makes referrals to the Visiting Hospice Service to ensure volunteer support for your family.

Who can be referred to the HPCT?

  • Clients with a life limiting illness that have a prognosis of 12 months or less.

HPCT Referral and Admission Process

Referrals are accepted from:

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioner Clinics
  • Home and Community Care Nurse Practitioners and Care Coordinators
  • Long-Term Care & Nursing Providers
  • North East Cancer Center Symptom Management Clinic (NECC SMC)
  • A self-referral will trigger a call to the Most Responsible Physician to discuss the integrated role of the HPCT

Our Team

Medical Lead
Dr. Linda Tenhunen


Dr. Candice Walton

Clinical Lead
Trish Lafantaisie

Jeannette Carrière                                                                                                                                                                                         Cheryl Ransom-Legace

Kassandra VanDeLigt

Registered Nurses
Cynthia Paquette

Melanie Gour

Chantal Marchand

Jasmyn  Mroczynski

Jennifer Watkinson

Kim Spicer

Sarah Armitage

Manager of Supportive Care & Grief Services
Normand Blanchard

Community Team Members
Palliative Nurse Practitioner – Claire Warren, Danielle Drouin, Home & Community Care

Advanced Practice Nurse – Barb Ballantyne, NECC SMC

North East Cancer Centre Symptom Management Clinic

Community Partners
North East Community Care Access Centre (NECCAC)

Care Coordination – Palliative Team