Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff Moves Palliative Care Forward in Ontario

The Compassionate Care Act passes Second Reading Unanimously

News from the Constituency Office of Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff

Posted July 27th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

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Queen’s Park, Toronto – For the second time, Sam Oosterhoff, MPP for Niagara West, was successful in getting unanimous support for the Compassionate Care Act in the Ontario Legislature.

Oosterhoff tabled this Private Member’s Bill again last week and this July 26th  it passed Second Reading unanimously.

Once it passes Third Reading, Bill 3 will establish a hospice palliative care framework for the province of Ontario.

Hospice palliative care helps people who are living with or dying from a serious, life-limiting illness, as well as their family and caregivers. The goal is to relieve pain and suffering, and to improve a person’s quality of life, regardless of the setting.

“It is inspiring to see the meaningful and compassionate care that is offered to those who are in hospice palliative care,” said Oosterhoff. “We need to keep spreading the word about palliative care and to make it more accessible.” 

 “I am grateful to all Members of this Legislature for their support today,” concluded Oosterhoff. “I look to working together so that the Compassionate Care Act can soon become law.”

Visit http://www.ontariopalliativecare.ca for more information.

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