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South East Regional Palliative Care Network

The South East Regional Palliative Care Network (RPCN) is a partnership of community stakeholders, care providers, patients, families and caregivers in South Eastern Ontario who work together to ensure that there is a coordinated, standardized approach for the delivery of hospice palliative care services. As a community of partners the South East RPCN is committed to improved access and equity in hospice, palliative and end-of-life care.

South East RPCN Work Plan 2017 - 2020
The South East RPCN is working together with regional stakeholders, the Ontario Palliative Care Network (OPCN) and the Ministry to improve access to high-quality hospice palliative care in the South East. In the South East LHIN the regional priorities have been established after months of consultation and engagement with stakeholders that included patients, caregivers and families.Find out more.


Putting the needs of patients and families at the centre of the hospice palliative care system  “A Palliative Approach to Care is Everyone’s Business” - By Dr. Ingrid Harle, MD


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  • Palliative Care Quality Standard Now Available
    We are pleased to announce that the Palliative Care Quality Standard has been released by Health Quality Ontario and the Ontario Palliative Care Network. The standard, with accompanying patient guide and recommendations for adoption, can be used by health care professionals and decision-makers to help improve care throughout the province. This quality standard focuses on palliative care for adults with progressive life-limiting illness, and for their families, and their caregivers. It addresses palliative care provided in all settings, including primary care, home and community care, hospice, long-term care, and acute care.

    The Palliative Care Quality Standard is available on Health Quality Ontario’s website here. To support the launch of this quality standard, a communications toolkit is available on the OPCN SharePoint site here.

    Our partners and key stakeholders are encouraged to use the information contained in the toolkit to share information about the quality standard among your stakeholders. Please feel free to contact us at info@ontariopalliativecarenetwork.on.ca if you have questions.