EMS Palliative and End of Life Care
A new provincewide EMS program is helping paramedics relieve stress on palliative care patients and their families as well reducing pressure on emergency departments. The EMS Palliative and End of Life Care Assess, Treat and Refer program now allows paramedics to work with community clinicians to bring care to patients in their home or care facility instead of automatically transporting them to hospital. In this brief video, Richard Horth talks about how the program helped make his partner’s wish to die at home come true.
Question: If you were diagnosed with a life limiting illness, where would you prefer to be cared for?
Nearly 90% of palliative care patients don’t want to die in hospital. Learn more about this new EMS program and how it helps support their wishes.