Palliative and End of Life Care

In the Central East LHIN, Palliative and End of Life Care is one of the four priority areas being addressed in the LHIN's 2013-16 Integrated Health Service Plan. With an overall theme of "Community First - helping Central East LHIN residents spend more time in their homes and in their communities" the following directional aim was developed to help guide the system over the next three years: Increase the number of palliative patients who die at home by choice and spend 12,000 more days in their communities by 2016.Palliative

With a vision of "a comprehensive, integrated and coordinated system of hospice palliative care services that meet peoples’ needs", the Central East Hospice Palliative Care Network plays an integral role in supporting the overall achievement of this aim. This page has been created by the Network to provide patients facing life limiting illnesses, their families and health care providers, with current clinical information, resources and educational opportunities in palliative and end of life care. 

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For more information on the Central East Hospice Palliative Care Network, please contact Lauren Chitra, Network Co-ordinator, at lauren.chitra@lhins.on.ca

To learn more about Ontario’s common palliative care vision, please see the following document: Advancing High Quality, High Value Palliative Care in Ontario, The Declaration of Partnership and Commitment to Action.