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New CSPCP report on economics of palliative care (Feb 15, 2017)

The CSPCP is pleased to release a new report on the economics of palliative care, entitled Palliative Care – A vital service with clear economic, health and social benefits. Read More

The report shows that strategic investment in palliative care can:

  • Reduce the cost of delivering care (30%)
  • Free up scarce resources in acute care, such as beds in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), for patients who truly need them.
  • Improve the quality of life and quality of care of patients with serious illnesses and their families.

The report is follow up to our Nov 2016 report called How To Improve Palliative Care in Canada. Read MoreThe “How To” document give specific actions that need to be taken. The new economics document shows that strategic investment in palliative care is Win-Win-Win: Better care – Lower costs – Better use of finite resources.

Please join the CSPCP in using the reports to actively advocate for better access to quality palliative care in Canada.

C-277 moves ahead for further study

(Feb 1, 2017) Private Member’s Bill C-277, Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Act, received unanimous support last evening in the House of Commons to refer to Committee for further study. The CSPCP strongly supports this Bill and we look forward to providing input during the consultation process.

Thank you to all MPs who spoke in favour of the bill, to those who participated in the vote, and to the bill’s sponsor, MP Marilyn Gladu for recognizing the need to improve palliative care in Canada.









Photo: Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu

CSPCP President wins QELCCC Advocacy Award

(Jan 25, 2017) CSPCP President Dr. David Henderson was honoured today as the recipient of the Honourable Sharon Carstairs Palliative Care Award of Excellence in Advocacy. The award is granted by the Quality End of Life Care Coalition of Canada in recognition for advocacy in palliative care. Dr. Kathryn Downer, National Director for Pallium Canada, spoke eloquently of Dr. Henderson’s work to improve palliative care in Canada. The award was presented by Dr. Downer and by Sharon Baxter, Executive Director of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Congratulations, Dave!
Photo: Dr. Kathryn Downer, Dr. David Henderson, Sharon Baxter