Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Better Palliative Care is a strategic priority for the Central LHIN.

We provide and manage palliative care services, and we fund other providers to support palliative and end-of-life care.

Working in partnership with patients, family members, caregivers, as well as funded and non-funded health service providers, we are committed to finding new ways to strengthen palliative care, support patients through their end-of-life, and support caregivers and family members through the spectrum of care before and after death. This includes strengthening access to culturally and linguistically appropriate care for vulnerable populations, including Francophone and Indigenous communities

Our 2018-2019 Annual Business Plan outlines the following goals to support Better Palliative Care:

  • Patients have the choice to live their end-of-life period in their preferred location.
  • Improved community access to essential supports and services, including advanced care planning.
  • Easier system navigation for patients and caregivers.
  • Palliative residents in Long-Term Care Homes will benefit from care providers with enhanced knowledge and skills to support them.
  • Specialists will provide support and education to primary care providers to support their patients through their end-of-life journey.
  • Patients and caregivers will contribute to on-going quality improvement and health service design and planning through enhanced opportunities to provide feedback.

Palliative and Hospice ServicesThe palliative approach to care seeks to provide comprehensive services to the patient, families and caregivers.  Care coordination occurs at various levels expanding from the generalist level to complex continuing care.  Partners involved include Allied Health, Primary Care, Community Service Providers, Long-Term Care, Hospice Care, Acute Care.  At each level,  care partners have a vested involvement in ensuring the patient receives the appropriate intensity of  care coordination and information for optimal system navigation.

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Palliative Care Courses and Seminars

Various seminars, courses and events for health care professionals, volunteers, patients and family members are continuously being offered. For upcoming course offerings, please see HPC Teams for Central LHIN and PalCare Network for York Region.

Learn More About Palliative Care Priorities and Planning

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