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We are a partnership of community stakeholders, health service providers and health systems planners who are developing a coordinated and standardized approach for delivering hospice palliative care services in the province. We are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to help deliver on Ontario’s commitment to palliative care.
Our work is person-centred, focusing on supporting the provision of quality hospice palliative care for all Ontarians regardless of their age or disease type.
We will help to ensure that hospice palliative care in Ontario is:
- High quality
Every Ontarian receives hospice palliative care that is based on the best evidence and focused on the best outcomes.
Public health care for future generations is protected through measurement and continuous improvement of outcomes and value.
Every Ontarian has timely access to a healthcare provider, regardless of income level, location or health status.
Care received is coordinated between providers so that a consistent standard is met throughout the system.
Individuals and families are involved in developing their personal care plans and have the information they need to help them make informed decisions about care. These plans take into account their quality of life and care goals as well as personal and cultural preferences and wishes.
Our History and Background
- December 2011
More than 80 stakeholder groups from across Ontario collaborate to create and issue the Declaration of Partnership and Commitment to Action. It serves as our foundation and enables a system that puts the patient and their family at the centre of every decision made in hospice palliative care.
- October 2014
The Local Health Integration Networks and CCO develop a business plan for a new provincial hospice palliative care structure. This plan builds on previous work and proposes the creation of a formalized provincial network with clear accountability to drive the delivery of quality coordinated hospice palliative care in Ontario.
- March 2016
We are officially launched by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.