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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.

Timeline

  • Open

    September 2020

  • Results under review

  • Completed

    June 2021

Who is listening

Ministry of Health

Input received

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
  • physicians
  • 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

Outcomes

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.

Next steps

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

Contact

For more information, contact [email protected]

News

 

Last updated: November 17, 2021

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