the OutCare Foundation 2013 News

November 6, 2013 (Orleans Online) –  Latest OutCare Foundation initiative seeks to bring comfort to palliative care patients. The OutCare Foundation has launched a new fundraising initiative aimed at providing greater care and comfort for palliative care patients in Ottawa and the surrounding area. To read the full article click here.

October 10, 2013 (Ottawa East NewsMetroland East Special Report) – Ontario is on the cusp of a revolution in the way the province offers palliative care, but the plan hinges on government support. Read the full article.

October 2, 2013 (Ottawa Citizen) – $1-million donation boosts planned 10-bed hospice in Kanata. Read the full article.

September 28, 2013 (Ottawa, Ontario) – Wild Game Charity Dinner raises over $2,000 for the OutCare Foundation and offers an experience like no other: a gourmet meal prepared by the couple who hunted the game. To learn more about this unique fundraising event click here.

September 2, 2013 (Kanata Kourier-Standard) – Hospice care gets telecommunication boost in care. Read the full article.

August 29, 2013 (Orleans Star) – The OutCare Foundation announced, last week, that telemedicine is now being used for palliative care throughout the Champlain region. Thanks to the success of its recent Telelink fundraising campaign, the foundation says more patients with a terminal illness can access the care they need. Click here for full article.

August 23, 2013 (Orleans Online) – Palliative care in the Champlain region goes high-tech with video-networking. Full article is here.

August 22, 2013 (CBC Television) – To watch Cory O’Kelly’s report on the impact Telelink will have in our community click here.

August 22, 2013 (Ottawa Citizen) – A dozen palliative care centres join the province’s telemedicine network. Twelve palliative care facilities across Eastern Ontario are joining the province’s telemedicine network in an effort to improve patient care and better educate doctors, nurses and volunteers. To read the full article and watch the video click here.

August 22, 2013 (Ottawa Sun) – Palliative care in Ottawa region gets Skype-like health care with new program. Palliative care in Ottawa has finally caught up with technology. Thanks to $380,000 brought in to the OutCare Foundation during a fundraising campaign, 12 facilities providing palliative care services in the Champlain region will be connected through a secure video-conferencing network. To read the full article and watch the video click here.

August 22, 2013 (Le Droit) – Les patients d’Ottawa et de l’Est ontarien qui ont besoin de soins palliatifs y ont désormais accès par vidéoconférence grâce à l’installation du système Telelink dans une douzaine de sites, une ressource qui permettra aussi de former le personnel soignant. Cliquez ici pour l’article.

August 22, 2013 (Cornwall Standard Freeholder) – State-of-the-art hospice care. Click here for full article.

August 22, 2013 (CBC Ottawa Morning) – Palliative care is going high tech in Eastern Ontario. To hear Robyn Bresnahan’s interview with Dr. José Pereira click here.

August 22, 2013 (Radio Canada) – To hear the Radio Canada coverage of Telelink click Le midi trente Ottawa-Gatineau.

August 22, 2013 (Cornwall Seaway News) – Palliative care in Cornwall goes high-tech. Click here for the full article.

August 22, 2013 (Cornwall Free News) – OutCare Foundation announces telemedicine initiative for palliative care in Champlain region. To read the full article click here.

August 22, 2013 (Ottawa, Ontario) – Technology expands palliative care in Eastern Ontario. The OutCare Foundation is pleased to announce that telemedicine is now being used for palliative care throughout the Champlain region. Thanks to the success of its recent Telelink fundraising campaign, more patients with a terminal illness can access the care they need. Read the full article.

August 16, 2013 (Navan, Ontario) – JT Bradley’s Golf Classic raises $20,000 for the OutCare Foundation and the Navan Curling Club. Thanks to OutCare Chairman John Bradley for organizing another successful event. To see photos from the event visit OutCare’s facebook page.

June 27, 2013 (Ottawa Citizen) – New, 10-bed hospice established in former Kanata church. Click here for full article.

June 24, 2013 (Ottawa, Ontario) – Kinski Cup raises $3,000 for palliative care across Eastern Ontario! Thanks to Board member, Kin Choi, for hosting this successful golf tournament. To see photos from the event visit OutCare’s facebook page.

May 2013 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The OutCare Foundation is pleased to report that 24 OutCare Foundation Bursaries for Palliative Care Volunteers were awarded earlier this month. Read the full article.

May 17, 2013 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa announces a $20,000 donation in support of the OutCare Foundation’s Telelink   program, which will connect palliative care teams in Ottawa and rural surrounding areas through video conference technology. Read the full article.

April 25, 2013 (EMC) – Hospice to join services under one roof. Friends of Hospice Ottawa will be moving its services to one location in south Kanata after purchasing a large property. The organization recently bought Trinity Presbyterian Church on McCurdy Drive, said Alice Holst, hospice volunteer, during the monthly meeting of the Canadian Federation of University Women/Kanata on April 10. Read the full article.

April 3, 2013 (Barry’s Bay This Week) – Local palliative care services now available. A few years ago, it was all just a dream. But now Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care is very much a reality as it officially launched its support service program March 26. Full article.

March 26, 2013 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The 2013 Economic Action Plan delivered by the Honourable James Flaherty, Minister of Finance on March 21, 2013 announced funding of $3 million over three years for the Pallium Foundation of Canada to support training in palliative care to front-line health care providers. Read the full article

February 2013 (Ottawa, Ontario) – On February 19, 2013 Friends of Hospice opened the temporary residence at Embassy West Senior Living in Ottawa where they now have four hospice beds until the larger space is retrofitted to accommodate our 10 hospice beds. Read the full article.

January 15, 2013 (Orléans Online) – Over the past six years the OutCare Foundation has raised more than $1.3 million for various palliative care initiatives in Eastern Ontario. From nursing and caregiver respite to in-home support, hospices and resource centres. Now they have a new priority. Telelink is an OutCare Foundation initiative designed to enable remote consultations between palliative care professionals and local practitioners and local practitioners and their patients. Read the full article.

January 7, 2013 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Hospice at May Court and Friends of Hospice Ottawa have officially integrated to be Ottawa Hospice Services. Ottawa Hospice Services is a community-based charitable organization providing high quality end-of-life care for terminally ill people living in Ottawa. Services aim to provide patients and their loved ones with an experience in palliative and end-of-life care which is supportive and peaceful, free of pain and surrounded by caring. read more.

January 2013 (Ottawa, Ontario) – In partnership with the Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program, the OutCare Foundation is pleased to announce that the OutCare Foundation Bursaries for Palliative Care Volunteers will be offered again this year. The deadline to apply is March 1. For more details click here. Pour plus amples informations.

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