Palliative Care in the News: January

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Dr. Justin Sanders, director of palliative care at McGill University speaks out about ‘widespread problems with end-of-life care’ after the death of Andrée Simard, widow of former Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa.

After a temporary redeployment to address staffing shortage at the Alberta Children’s Hospital due to a surge is respiratory virus cases in December, staff have returned and respite care services have resumed at Rotary Flames House in Calgary, Alberta.

Providence Care is set to begin construction on Kingston’s first hospice residence which will provide 24-hour care and support services to residents and their families.

In Orillia, Ontario, Patricia Cousineau applied for a $10,000 grant to improve her downtown storefront and support community projects – including supplying and donating bird feeders and birdseed to Mariposa House Hospice.

For almost a year, musicians have been volunteering at the Nipissing Serenity Hospice in North Bay, Ontario, singing and playing for staff, residents, and their families.

High school students from the Collingwood Collegiate Institute in Collingwood, Ontario made and delivered holiday wreaths for Hospice Georgian Triangle before their holiday break.

May Lyons from Brandon, Manitoba, hand-stitched a quilt that was then raffled off, raising nearly $7,000 for the Westman Hospice Association.

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