Palliative Care in the News: May 2024

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Heartland Hospice’s dream of expanding the Pioneer Lodge hospice care service in Moose Jaw has now made a “groundbreaking” stride forward, with renovations announced to begin on Monday, May 6th.

Huron Hospice has received the Gold Level Music Care Certification from the Room 217 Foundation, making it the first Hospice in Canada to receive this recognition.

In her role, Jocelyne Tranquilla connects with the loved ones of patients who have died within the palliative care services, and often finds herself working with clients, patients and loved ones at the intersection of grief and loss.

The Honourable Mark Holland, P.C., M.P. and The Honourable Ya’ara Saks, P.C., M.P. issue a statement on behalf of Health Canada in honour of National Hospice Palliative Care Week (May 5-11, 2024).

The Government of Canada supports Lakehead University project to assist underserved populations in receiving palliative care services.

Hospice Muskoka is pleading for help after being left without additional funding for palliative care beds by the Provincial government.

Aamjiwnaang First Nation’s hospice-like space is officially open for community members in need of end-of-life care.

Dr. Justin Sanders, the director of Palliative Care McGill spoke with CTV about how palliative care isn’t just for the dying, and what it means to get help.

For the past seven years, 13-year old Mason Sharp has been collecting can tabs with one goal in mind: to donate one million to Foothills Country Hospice, a charitable organization providing end-of-life care.

Quebec Seniors Minister Sonia Bélanger wants to expand access to palliative care. However, with the end of private agencies, some are concerned about the feasibility of this goal due to a lack of resources.

Keaton’s House, an initiative of the Kemp Care Network with medical care provided in partnership with McMaster Children’s Hospital, will have 10 beds, to be used for hospice or respite care for families from more than 20 municipalities in McMaster Children’s Hospital’s coverage area.

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