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36 agencies join Toronto Palliative Care Network.

TORONTO -- Thirty six Toronto area organizations across all health sectors, have agreed to lead the Toronto Palliative Care Network. These stakeholders also provide human and financial resources to support the operation of the TPCN. The member organizations include 11 hospices, 16 hospitals, all six Toronto Community Care Access Centres, two community organizations and one non-governmental organization. The Network has grown under the guidance of the Toronto District Health Council.

Member service providers have agreed to adopt the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association's national principles and norms of practice for palliative care. This education will be provided through the TPCN.

The Network is developing a centralized database of palliative care services, an inventory of palliative care programs and services in Toronto and a protocol for coordinating them across four Toronto regions. This education will be provided through the TPCN.

The Chair of the TPCN is Judy Filman, Manager of the Palliative Care Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital. Frank Wagner, Manager of Client Services Toronto CCAC/East York Access Centre is Vice-Chair.

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Date:Aug 18, 2003
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