Plan calls for single agency to oversee 39 beds at 9 sites
Eastern Ontario's health authority has approved a plan to more than quadruple the number of palliative care beds in the Champlain region by 2014.
- Created by a committee of medical professionals and local hospice volunteers
- calls for a single hospice agency to oversee 39 care beds at four sites, including Hospice at May Court and another small but innovative hospice program for homeless men at the Ottawa Mission.
- Ottawa needs at least 66 to 80 hospice palliative care beds
- The Bruyere centre has 20 beds for acute palliative care patients, who require intensive medical support and another 16 beds for more stable patients.