Palliative and End-Of-Life Care
Ontario is working to provide patients with more choices for palliative and end-of-life care.
This includes investing in more hospice care across the province and expanding caregiver supports that help families and loved ones support palliative patients at home and in their communities. Ontario will also support more public education about advanced care planning so that patients' wishes for end-of-life care are understood. The province is establishing clear oversight and accountability for Ontario's palliative care services, to further advance patient-centred care.
John Fraser, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, recently completed a report on palliative and end-of-life care based on a series of engagement sessions he held with patient groups, caregivers, diverse communities and health care providers from across the province. This report will help inform the development of a comprehensive strategy on palliative and end-of-life care in Ontario, which will focus on supporting families and caregivers, and ensuring access to coordinated quality care where patients want it.
Palliative and End-Of-Life Care Provincial Roundtable Report [PDF | 309.2 Kb]
Providing patients with more choices for palliative and end-of-life care is also one of the key steps outlined in Patients First: A Roadmap to Strengthen Home and Community Care [PDF | 558 Kb].