“More than 259,000 Canadians die each year. Of those, only a small proportion receive hospice palliative care. By 2026, with the aging population, the number of Canadians dying each year will increase by 40% to 330,000. By 2036, Canada will see more than 425,000 deaths a year.”
The QELCCC has identified their priorities:
“To continue to improve care at the end of life for all Canadians, the progress report outlines four priorities of the QELCCC over the next 10 years.
Ensure all Canadians have access to high quality hospice palliative end-of-life care.
Provide more support for family caregivers.
- Improve the quality and consistency of hospice palliative end-of-life care in Canada. Canadians should expect to receive high quality care in all parts of the country.
- Encourage Canadians to discuss and plan for end of life. Hospice palliative end-of-life care will not be a priority in our health care system until it is a priority for Canadians.
For more information on the QELCCC, or to download a copy of the 10 Years Later: A Progress Report on the Blueprint for Action, please visit: www.qelccc.ca.