Palliative Care in the News – April 2023

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A group of palliative care advocates led by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario call on the Ontario provincial government to boost their annual funding for hospice palliative care because cost increases that began at the start of the pandemic have not eased.

A new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) found that more Canadians have access to palliative care than 5 years ago, in part thanks to “aging in place” initiatives and projects aiming to provide better access to support for those with life-limiting illnesses whether at home, in hospice, or in hospital. 

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Vancouver, BC was recognized internationally with the ChildKind designation for its commitment to helping B.C. families.

Helen Gibb’s life was in great upset when her life partner of 40 years, Doug Mulligan, was admitted last spring to Hospice Huronia in Penetanguishene, Ontario. Through the care and support of staff and volunteers however, she was able to make it through the pain of losing someone so close to her.

Georgian Triangle Hospice in Collingwood, Ontario provides a workshop that helps grieving families make pillows from their loved ones’ clothes to keep their memories close.

One among many organizations across the country, the North Okanagan Hospice Society recognized its incredible team of volunteers in Vernon, British Colombia in honour of National Volunteer Week.

A team of 40 volunteers helped Jodi Fay build a woodland trail for her fellow hospice residents in Prince George, B.C.

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