New End-of-Life Action Plan Announced by the BC Ministry of Health
With their slogan "Families First" the BC Ministry of Health has just announced in March that there will be millions of dollars funnelled into BC's end-of-life care health services. While this naturally includes a large contribution to hospice funding - it was encouraging to see a boost in funds towards other end-of-life care as well.
A Provincial Centre for Excellence in End-of-Life Care is to be established in the lower mainland. iPANEL Co-Lead Investigator and Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the Unversity of Victoria, Kelli Stajduhar, is expected to take a key role in the development of this centre. The centre will focus on accelerating innovation and best practice in quality care for people with life-limiting illnesses. Using research, education, information management, policy and clinical care - the knowledge and tools generated will be shared with health-care professionals and anyone who is interested throughout British Columbia, Canada and worldwide.