National Discussion on Continuing Care

Event date: 
Thu, 2012-03-08


Towards a Shared Understanding of Continuing Care in Canada: A Forum for Dialogue and Learning
(March 8 2012, Ottawa, Ontario, Delta Hotel, 361 Queen Street)
A National Discussion on Continuing Care
The need for greater attention to continuing care for seniors arises in almost any discussion on the transformation of our health care system. The likely renewal of a federal, provincial and territorial Health Accord in 2014 provides an opportunity to seek progress on improving access, continuity and quality of health care for seniors in their homes or in residential long-term care facilities. 
The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is hosting a national discussion on continuing care March 8, 2012, in Ottawa. The goal of this meeting will be to identify considerations for a continuing care strategy for Canada. The meeting will take as a starting point that the status quo is not an option and will provide an opportunity to identify where there may be common ground on issues and solutions and where there is need for further research or dialogue.  
As health care leaders, we hope you will join us and other health care stakeholders in Ottawa on March 8, 2012, at the Delta Ottawa City Centre (101 Lyon Street), for a facilitated discussion with Lillian Bayne, an independent consultant working in the field of health policy, planning and research and former Regional Director General with Health Canada and an Assistant Deputy Minister with the Ministry of Health in B.C.