Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Province Bringing Palliative and End-of-Life Care to Those in Need
Brampton, ON – Dec 18, 2017
Ontario is expanding access to palliative and end-of-life care for homeless people in Toronto.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at Homes First to announce funding for a new four-bed hospice for the homeless population, with another six beds to be added over the next two years. The new hospice, which will open soon in downtown Toronto, will provide high-quality care to 40 to 50 people in need each year.
Ontario is partnering with Hospice Toronto, Saint Elizabeth Foundation and Inner City Health Associates on this project to address the demand for end-of-life and palliative care for the homeless population in the province’s largest city. The new hospice, named Journey Home Hospice, will offer flexible care suited to the unique and complex needs of homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless.
Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of Medicare in a generation.
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