The South West Hospice Palliative Care Network is an alliance of community agencies, hospitals, long-term care homes, and other stakeholders who are all committed to continuously improving hospice palliative care services.

Leveraging the Government of Ontario’s Declaration of Partnership and Commitment to Action; Advancing High Quality Palliative Care in Ontario and through Partnerships with other End of Life Care Networks within Ontario: Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, Virtual Hospice, and others, the South West Hospice Palliative Care Network strives to advance exceptional hospice palliative care in our communities. Its mission is to improve the hospice palliative care system for everyone through integration, advocacy, education, best practice promotion, and system evaluation.

The Network is one of several that formed across Ontario as part of the provincial government’s End-of-Life Care Strategy in 2004. The original mandates of the Networks were as follows:
Lisa Gardner SW HPC Lead

  • Broad system design
  • Coordination and integration of services at the system level                   
  • Promotion of service innovations
  • Monitoring and assessment of community needs

The South West Hospice Palliative Care Network believes that:
  • How we treat those who are dying in our community reflects who we are as a society
  • All Ontarians have the right to die with dignity, to have access to physical, psychological, bereavement and spiritual care, and to be granted the respect consistent with other phases of life.

For an overview presentation on Hospice Palliative Care, please click on the following link: Hospice Palliative Care Presentation


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