Near North Palliative Care Network

A Special Thanks to:


Caisse Populaire North Bay limitée

North Bay & Area Community Foundation

IBM Canada Ltd

North Bay Cruisers

Dr. Ken Runciman

United Way Toronto

Knights of Columbus 1007

Rebuilt Resources Skills Development Inc.

Northern Business Solutions

Mac's Office Supplies

Moose FM North Bay 106.5

Ohana Wellness Centre

Aha Communications

Boyd Print and Design

Chevaliers De Colomb #12101

Chevaliers De Colomb #8163

Hillside Funeral Homes

KFM North Bay

IODE Dr. Herbert A. Bruce Chapter

Widdifield Lions Club

Bonfield and District Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

Widdifield Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

A&A Entertainment

Aggies Flowers

Bell Canada Employee Giving Program

BEAM Blue Sky Net

Sofa Communications

Saint Peter's Church

Chip Kean and 22 Wing Band

The McCubbin family

Richard Smith, NBRHC Pastoral Care Team, and Palliative Care Committee

Miranda Weingartner

Gen McRae

Cheryl Gates, Respiratory Technician

Darren Renaud

Carol Owens

Marilyn Weingartner

Heather McGuinty, Case Coordinator for the CCAC

Bev Charron

Oriana Webster, NBRHC Volunteer Coordinator

Steve Lamb, Aids Committee

The Rheaume Rochefort Family

Jeff Johnson at Cambrian Technical Services




The current provincial government has committed in the current budget that has passed to deliver what they refer to as “Providing the Right Care, at the Right Time, in the Right Place.” In their key action plan for health care they have committed to improving access to care for individuals in the place of their own choosing. This includes the patients home for as long as possible to avoid emergency wait times or waits for long-term care home.

Louise Paquette the CEO of the North East Local Health Integration Network released in May of this year the NE LHIN’s “Integrated Health Services Plan 2013-2016” in which states:

“…a key NE LHIN priority is to enhance care coordination and transitions to improve the patient experience. This includes developing the range and capacity of end-of-life services across our region. Our goal is to see an increase in the number of people receiving palliative care in settings other than hospitals, because that’s what fellow Northerners have told us they want”

As a direct result of the NE LHINs service plan Heather Westaway was hired as the North East Regional Hospice Palliative Care Coordinator to implement what is called the “shared care team.” The first pilot of the “shared care team” has been implemented in Sudbury with the intention of implementing a similar model in the Nipissing District in October of 2013.

The NE LHIN has agreed to core set of deliverables to be accomplished by March of 2015:

LHINS have agreed to increase the number of Ontarians who receive palliative care outside of acute care by 10% by Q4 of 2014-2015 by:

  1. Established/strengthened regional palliative care program with specialized and advanced chronic disease resources coordinated at the regional level in place for 18 months
  2. Implemented a palliative care indicators
  3. Implemented a Palliative Care Balanced Scorecard
  4. Service Agreements with health service providers (HSPs) updated to support tracking of each HSPs contribution to regional goals
  5. Care coordination role implemented through collaboration with all palliative care HSPs across continuum of care
  6. Outreach process established across all palliative care HSP’s across the continuum of care to identify individuals with advanced chronic disease and connect them with an extended inter-professional team


Connect with us

Main Office:
St. Joseph Motherhouse
2025 Main Street West
North Bay, ON  P1B 2X6
Phone: (705) 497-9239
Fax: (705) 497-1039
08:30-16:30 Monday-Friday
(closed for lunch between 12:00-13:00)

Mattawa Office:
(705) 744-3771 Fax: (705) 744-2787
West Nipissing Office:
(705) 753-5771  |  Fax: (705) 753-6130