Palliative Care Funding Announcement — May 10, 2019

Palliative Care Funding Announcement

May 10, 2019

OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to inform constituents that Health Canada has announced that three organizations focusing on palliative care will receive more than $4.5 million in funding. These investments under the Health Care Policy Contribution Program will help strengthen palliative care in Canada by improving access to care at home and in the community for Canadians facing serious and life-threatening illnesses.

The funding includes:

  • $1.9 million over three years to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association to help Canadians prepare for their future health care needs, including through public education and awareness, community workshops, and a renewed strategy to promote advance care planning.
  • $2 million over three years to the Canadian Virtual Hospice to expand existing virtual services and resources for palliative care and grief support to meet the needs of underserved communities, including families caring for a dying child, Francophones, and LGBTQ2 communities.
  • $600,000 over two years to the Canadian Home Care Association to help improve delivery of palliative care at home and communication with patients, families, and caregivers.

“Canadians deserve to live out their lives in comfort and with dignity.  This funding means better support for individual Canadians, their families, and caregivers,” concluded MP Eglinski.

For information about palliative care please see:

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/palliative-care.html

 

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