$5 Million Funding to Improve Access to Palliative Care

Lisa C. Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

As its first step of $20 million commitment to enhance palliative care, the Government of Alberta has recently announced a $5 million funding to be provided to the Covenant Health Palliative Institute to

  • increase access to palliative and end-of-life services;
  • promote advance care planning so Albertans can ensure their wishes are honoured.

Additionally, $1 million will be provided to the Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association (AHPCA) to

  • establish in-person and online support groups;
  • develop Alberta’s first telephone grief support line;
  • expand workshops on palliative care for Albertans.

Word of the day:

Palliative: relieving pain caused by a medical condition without curing it

More information: https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=731808078A350-997E-E5C4-06CE42371E7ECCFE&fbclid=IwAR2Zzh2WXBDuCIboUu_sJi5hkvnIYpv0giwESc7z3ulxsyIBUQ5-Orrkoz8