South East Hospice Palliative Care

The approach of hospice palliative care is aimed at relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for persons who are living with, or dying from, advanced illness or are bereaved.

Who Will Benefit

Hospice palliative care is appropriate for any patient and/or family living with, or at risk of developing, a life-threatening illness due to any diagnosis, with any prognosis, regardless of age, and at any time they have unmet expectations and/or needs, and are prepared to accept care.

Palliative Care in the South East LHIN

The South East LHIN shares in the vision for palliative care in Ontario from the report entitled “Advancing High Quality, High Value Palliative Care in Ontario – Declaration of Partnership and Commitment to Action”:

Adults and children with progressive life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers will receive the holistic, proactive, timely and continuous care and support they need, through the entire spectrum of care both preceding and following death, to help them live as they choose, and optimize their quality of life, comfort, dignity and security.

About the South East Hospice Palliative Care Steering Committee

The South East Hospice Palliative Care Steering Committee is a voluntary affiliation that facilitates people and resources coming together to improve hospice palliative care within our health care system for all residents of South East region. It is broad-based and represents the many organizations and individuals that coordinate and deliver hospice, palliative and end-of-life care services.

Additional Information

If you or someone you know wants to learn more about hospice palliative care, visit the South East Hospice Palliative Care webpage through the South East LHIN site. Material such as a Symptom Response kit, Yellow Folder tools,  and further education is available as well as contacts to reach out to when end-of-life care is needed.