Build Integrated Networks of Care

Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care

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:

  1. Broad Access and Increase Timeliness of Access
  2. Strengthen Caregiver Supports
  3. Strengthen Service Capacity & Human Capital in all Care Settings
  4. Improve Integration & Continuity Across Care Settings
  5. Strengthen Accountability & Introduce Mechanisms for Shared Accountability
  6. Build Public Awareness

Ultimately, the Central West LHIN wants to ensure that people die in a place of their choosing.

Build Integrated Networks of Care | Palliative and End-of-Life Care
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.