In September 2020, we invested $20 million over four years for palliative and end-of-life care initiatives.
Dan Williams, MLA for Peace River, was appointed to lead a focused engagement with palliative and end-of-life citizens and interest groups in Alberta.
During the engagement, we gathered feedback and insights into Alberta’s palliative and end-of-life care system, and recommendations on how the government should allocate funding.
Review findings in the Advancing Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Alberta final report.
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministry of Health
Virtual meetings were held between October 2020 and May 2021 with palliative and end-of-life citizens and interest groups that included:
- palliative and end-of-life patients
- families and caregivers
- Alberta Health Services
- Covenant Health and its Palliative Institute
- Primary Care Network executive directors
- continuing care associations
- Indigenous health representatives
- pediatric service providers
- educators and post-secondary researchers
- community organizations including hospice societies, the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, and the Canadian Cancer Society
Findings were captured in the Advancing Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Alberta final report released on November 18, 2021.
$11 million has been allocated for one-time grant funding to advance palliative and end-of-life care in Alberta. Information on grant funding and how to apply can be found at Palliative and end-of-life care grant fund.
Based on the recommendations in the final report, funding will be directed to address the following priority areas for palliative and end-of-life care:
- earlier access to palliative and end-of-life care
- education and training
- community supports and services
- research and innovation
For more information, contact [email protected]
- Funding palliative and end-of-life care in Alberta (November 18, 2021)
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