Palliative Care Community Teams


The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s (MOHLTC) Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care exemplifies the commitment to putting the needs of people and patients at the centre of our health care system. One of the Action Plan’s four pillars is to deliver better coordinated and integrated care in the community, closer to home.

As part of the Central East LHIN 2016-2019 Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP), the LHIN set an overarching goal of Living Healthier at Home – Advancing integrated systems of care to help Central East LHIN residents live healthier at home. To support this goal the LHIN set a Strategic Aim to continue to support palliative patients to die at home by choice and spend 15,000 fewer days in hospital by increasing the number of people discharged home with support by 17% by 2019. To further develop integrated systems of care and support the Palliative Care Strategic Aim the Central East LHIN has committed to implementing Palliative Care Community Teams (PCCT) across the LHIN.

PCCTs require health service providers to work collaboratively across sub-regions in the development and implementation of interdisciplinary team-based models providing clinical and non-clinical community-based care to palliative and end-of-life patients and their caregivers.

PCCTs in the Central East LHIN 

Since December 2014, the Central East LHIN Board of Directors has been approving funding to support the development of six PCCTs which are situated in the following Health Link geographies and supported by identified host agencies and PCCT partners:


PCCT Host Agency 

 PCCT Partners

Scarborough North / Scarborough South

 Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC)

The Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, Providence Healthcare, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, East GTA FHT, Carefirst, Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultant (PPSMC)

Haliburton County and City of Kawartha Lakes

Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes (CCCKL)

Ross Memorial Hospital, City of Kawartha Lakes FHT, Kawartha North FHT, PPSMC

Haliburton County and City of Kawartha Lakes

 Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS)

Haliburton Highlands FHT, PPSMC

Northumberland County

Community Care Northumberland

Northumberland Hills Hospital, Campbellford Memorial Hospital, Port Hope Community Health Centre, Northumberland Family Health Team, Trent Hills Family Health Team

Peterborough City and County

Hospice Peterborough

Peterborough Family Health Team, Community Palliative Care On-Call (CPOC) Physician Group, CCAC, Regional Cancer Program/Aboriginal Navigator

Durham West and North East

Victorian Order of Nurses (VON)

Lakeridge Health, Durham Regional Cancer Centre, Community Care Durham

PCCT Referral Form

To download the Common PCCT Referral Form click HERE

PCCT Stories

Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes (CCCKL) and its partners invite you to view a video highlighting the impact that PCCTs make on supporting people to die at home by choice.  To view the video click HERE.