Palliative Care in the News: January 2024

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Inspired by their time working at a cancer hospital in Kerala, India, oncologist Dr. Christopher Booth and palliative care physician Dr. Jean Mathews are developing a program intended to reduce loneliness among terminally ill patients in the Kingston, Ontario area.

The City of Belleville made its final $225,000 donation as part of its six-year, one million dollar commitment to helping Hospice Quinte establish the Stan Klemencic Care Centre – a brand new six-bed hospice residence.

Thanks to partnerships between palliative care facilities in the region and Alberta Health Service’s Comprehensive Tissue Centre (CTC), wait times for corneal transplants that used to be two years are now only seven months long.

Kayla Matthews, hairstylist and owner of Backwoods Salon in Goulais River, Ontario is raising funds for ARCH Hospice through the sale of a ‘mullet of the month’ calendar.

According to a recent survey, while 71 per cent of surveyed Quebec residents would prefer to spend the end of life at home, only 49 per cent wanted to die at home.

The Ontario government announced $1.5 million in funding to the Saugeen Hospice, which is planning to establish a new residential hospice in Walkerton, Ontario.

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