Quebec grants more than $1.2 million for palliative care at home

By News Staff

Minister for Seniors and Health Sonia Bélanger announced Wednesday that a total of $1.2 million has been given to support the Nova Soins à domicile organization in its mission to offer palliative care at home to Montreal citizens.

This funding aims to help maintain the nearly 24,000 hours of support and specialized nursing services offered by its team of 25 people to approximately 500 Montrealers.

This is all part of the government’s plan to expand access to palliative care while improving access to home care.

“The mission of Nova Soins à domicile is in line with our orientations to develop a better offer in palliative care at home. We need all partners to make this happen,” said Bélanger in a press release.

The funding has been split up in several parts.

There will be a payment of $851,800 to the organization while $121,000 will be paid to each of the three establishments who’s covered by the services of Nova Soins to cover short-term needs for professional services.

The three health authorities are the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal and the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

“This contribution demonstrates the extent to which our expertise and our care and services are an integral part of system optimization,” explained Anne-Sophie Schlader , general director of Nova Soins.

The home nursing services offered by the organization are available from 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.

This is in addition to the CLSC services, particularly for overtime and to cover evening and weekend hours.

Nova Soins also contributes to improving palliative care by offering free training and learning tools to nurses throughout Quebec that can be accredited by l’Université de Montréal.

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