Palliative Care in the News – May 2023

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The P.E.I. Humane Society started a new Palliative Care Foster Program, which sends older animals home with families to be cared for in their last months. 

Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care has started a program supporting caregivers in the community, in addition to a move that will give them more visibility in the community. 

Since its opening six months ago, the Saint Elizabeth Foundation’s Journey Home Hospice in Windsor has been consistently full, providing end-of-life care to six people experiencing homelessness in the region so far and demonstrating the need for more services. 

Three MPs honour National Hospice Palliative Care Week with a joint statement recognizing Health Canada’s ongoing contributions to strengthening Canada’s palliative care services. 

Dr. Megan Doherty, palliative care specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, was honoured by the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians for her global humanitarian work in pediatric palliative care. 

Construction is underway at the new Foyer Richelieu Welland, a 128 long-term care home that will primarily serve the region’s Francophone community. The new facility will also include a 10-bed residential hospice. 

CEO of Pilgrims Hospice Society in Edmonton writes about the increasing need for quality palliative care options in Alberta during National Hospice Palliative Care Week. 

A staff member at Hospice Waterloo Region writes about how words like ‘palliative care’ and ‘hospice’ shouldn’t be avoided when talking to people with advanced or life-limiting illnesses. 

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