Province Strengthens End-Of-Life Care With $75 Million Investment

Date: March 11, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News
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Ontario Developing Comprehensive Strategy on Palliative and End-Of-Life Care

March 11, 2016 8:45 A.M.I Ministry of Health and Long-Term 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.