Shared Care Team

For more information:

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

The Hospice Palliative Shared Care Team (HPSCT) 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 Shared-Care Team

  • It is a community-based program providing hospice palliative care services in the last 12 months of life.
  • Manages the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of clients and families, in their home, in consultation with other health care providers.
  • Coordinates care when required, 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 HPSCT?

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

HPSCT Referral and Admission Process

Referrals are accepted from:

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioner Clinics
  • NECCAC 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 HP Shared Care Team

Our Team

Medical Lead
Dr Linda Tenhunen

Clinical Lead
Trish Lafantaisie

Jeannette Carrière
Cheryl Ransom-Lagace

Registered Nurses
Chantal Marchand
Jean Hyland
Patricia Vildis

Manager of Supportive Care & Grief Services
Normand Blanchard

Community Team Members
Palliative Nurse Practitioner – Claire Warren, CCAC
Advanced Practice Nurse – Barb Ballantyne, NECC SMC

Community Partners
North East Community Care Access Centre (NECCAC)

Care Coordination – Palliative Team