the OutCare Foundation 2012 News

December 12, 2012 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Célestin Abedi as the new Executive Director of the Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program. To read the announcement in English click hereCliquez ici pour plus d’informations en  français.

November 14, 2012 (CBC News) – Palliative care program relocates to Ottawa. A national program to help educate doctors and nurses about palliative care has relocated from Alberta to Ottawa. The Pallium Project began 11 years ago as an outreach service offering workshops for family doctors lacking expertise on treating terminally ill patients… (read more).

October 30, 2012 (Ottawa Citizen) – Funding set for 10 new hospice beds in Ottawa’s west side. Ottawa could see 10 new hospice beds by January to help meet a shortage of residential care for terminally-ill people. To read the full article click here.

October 24, 2012 (Ottawa, Ontario) –  Ottawa Hospice Services welcomes its new Executive Director. Lisa Sullivan, the Lead for Health Services Planning with the Champlain LHIN, has assumed the position of Executive Director for the Ottawa Hospice Services as of today.

October 15, 2012 (CBC Radio) – Lynn Kachuik is the Oncology Nurse of the Year. To listen to the CBC Radio Ottawa Morning interview click here.

October 10, 2012 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program is recruiting for the position of Executive Director. The deadline to apply is October 23. For information in English click here. Cliquez ici pour plus d’informations en  français.

October 5, 2012 (Ottawa, Ontario) –  The Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Council is recruiting new members. The deadline to present your candidacy is October 19, 2012. For information in English click hereCliquez ici pour plus d’informations en français.

September, 2012 (Ottawa, Ontario) – Inspired by fellow board member, John T. Bradley, Brian MacGregor recently launched Browns Cleaners’ version of Pennies for Palliatives. Donation boxes have been set up in 25 locations across the city. Funds raised will help palliative care across our region.  To find the location nearest you click here. Stop by today and help support palliative care!

September 5, 2012 (Barry’s Bay This Week) – Local palliative care will soon be a reality in Madawaska Valley. Read the full article.

August 27, 2012 (CBC NEWS) – Hospices merge into the Ottawa Hospice Services Program. Watch the CBC story online.

August 2012 (Navan, Ontario) – On Thursday, August 23, golfers enjoyed a beautiful day while raising funds for the OutCare Foundation and the Navan Curling Club. This year’s JT Bradley’s Navan Curling Club Golf Classic was a resounding success raising over $16,000. Thanks to all those who participated and a special thanks to all of the sponsors. John Bradley and his team put on another great event!

July 2012 Ottawa (Ontario) – Ross Bradley shares the story of how his 80th birthday helped to support palliative care in Eastern Ontario. Guests were encouraged to make donations in lieu of presents to the OutCare Foundation to celebrate this milestone birthday. Read the full story.

June 29, 2012 (Ottawa Citizen) – Ottawa’s only residential hospice for the terminally ill has merged with another palliative-care service and narrowly avoided shutting down. Read more.

June 18, 2012 (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association) – As an increasing number of our population is aging, Canadians are starting to think more and more about hospice palliative care and the role that it plays within our society. Currently, over 260,000 Canadians die every year, and it is estimated that by 2036, there will be 3.3 million Canadians over the age of 80. Read more.

June 12, 2012 Ottawa (Ontario) – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State for Seniors, today announced a Harper Government investment in support of the development of new palliative care models. Read more.

May 2012 Ottawa (Ontario) –  The Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program and the OutCare Foundation are pleased to report that 28 OutCare Foundation Bursaries for Palliative Care Volunteers were awarded earlier this month. Volunteers from nine agencies were able to attend either the English or French Palliative Care Education days held in Ottawa. They couldn’t say enough about the value of this educational opportunity. Read more.

May 9, 2012 (Ottawa Citizen) – Palliative care crusader set to call it a career. Dr. Margaret Farncombe, Ottawa’s first palliative care specialist to make house calls to the terminally ill and dying, is retiring after two decades and winding down her unique practice. Read more.

April 2, 2012, Ottawa (Ontario) – OutCare Foundation Board member John T. Bradley launches the Pennies for Palliative campaign. Drop in to J.T. Bradley’s Country Convenience Store and donate your pennies to support palliative patients across Eastern Ontario.

March 20, 2012 (CBC Radio) – Listen to Ontario Today’s discussion: What is a good death?

March 17, 2012 (Globe and Mail) – To go gently into that good night: When quality of death can enhance quality of life. To read the interesting series of articles from the Globe and Mail click here.

March 14, 2012, Ottawa (Ontario) – Thanks to the generosity of OutCare Foundation donors, over 40 volunteers will be able to join delegates at the English and French Hospice Palliative Care Education days held in Ottawa this May. Read more.

Le 14 mars 2012, Ottawa (Ontario) – Grâce à la générosité des donateurs de la Fondation OutCare, plus de 40 bénévoles pourront se joindre aux délégués des Journées d’éducation en soins palliatifs, qui se tiendront en français et en anglais à Ottawa au mois de mai prochain. Pour plus amples informations.

January 26, 2012 – The OutCare Foundation, a charitable community-based healthcare organization, is pleased to announce that the Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C. has joined its Board of Directors. Read more.

January 24, 2012 (CBC Radio) – CBC Ottawa Morning’s Hallie Cotnam’s Till death do us part. Hallie Cotnam brings us the story of an Lise and Roger, an Ottawa couple who wanted to greet death on their own terms. To listen click here.

January 23, 2012 (CBC Radio) – CBC Ottawa Morning’s Hallie Cotnam brought us the first part of her series “End of Life”. Today she introduced us to a palliative care nurse who helps families through the most human experience. To listen click here.

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