The North East LHIN’s seven hospice volunteer visiting programs will be the focus for the province as it looks closer at palliative care. Hospice Palliative Care Ontario will be taking its cues from performance indicators within the seven programs in northern Ontario.

HPCO will be examining volunteers working in locations like Elliott Lake, Cochrane, Nipissing, Sudbury, Algoma and Espanola. The LHIN says hospice volunteers play a vital role in providing services, with about 26,000 hours of work with 1,800 palliative patients in the region.

(Written by: Greg Rosser)