Ontario Developing Comprehensive Strategy on Palliative and End-Of-Life Care
As part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario is proposing to invest an additional $75 million over three years to provide patients with more options and access to palliative and end-of-life care.
This investment would improve community-based hospice and palliative care services including:
- Supporting up to 20 new hospices across Ontario and increasing the funding for existing facilities
- Increasing supports for caregivers that will help families and loved ones support palliative patients at home and in the community
- Promoting advance care planning so that families and health care providers understand patients' wishes for end-of-life care
- Establishing the Ontario Palliative Care Network, a new body to advance patient-centred care and develop provincial standards to strengthen services. For more click here.