Excellent palliative care is essential for the individuals and families that make up the diverse population in the Central West LHIN. At a provincial level, Ontario’s palliative care strategy is realigning palliative care networks. Regionally, the Central West LHIN has developed the following Palliative and End-of-Life Care pledge to rally support for achievements in palliative care:
Together we will deliver outstanding palliative care.
Over the next three years, the Central West LHIN intends to ensure that:
- capacity is enhanced for palliative care, in the home and community
- the diverse palliative care needs of the community are met
- the public and health care providers understand options available for palliative and end-of-life care
- virtual technology is used as a value-add means to bring care closer to home.
The Central West LHIN Palliative Care Network will support these objectives through six priorities that encompass specific action items:
- Broad Access and Increase Timeliness of Access
- Strengthen Caregiver Supports
- Strengthen Service Capacity & Human Capital in all Care Settings
- Improve Integration & Continuity Across Care Settings
- Strengthen Accountability & Introduce Mechanisms for Shared Accountability
- Build Public Awareness
Ultimately, the Central West LHIN wants to ensure that people die in a place of their choosing.
|Strategic Direction||Strategic Initiative||Strategic Action|
|Build Integrated Networks of Care||Palliative and End-of-Life Care||Conduct an education campaign and spread the "pledge".|
|Implement priorities identified in Palliative Care Network Strategic Plan.|
|Integrate palliative care into Health Link care plans.|
|Increase access to LEAP (Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and end-of-life care) courses for health care providers.|