Take a few minutes and copy, paste, and send the following email to party leaders.
Progressive Conservative Party
Leader: Heather Stefanson
New Democratic Party of Manitoba
Leader: Wab Kinew
Manitoba Liberal Party
Leader: Dougald Lamont
Subject line: Will you make improving access to equitable, high-quality palliative care a priority this election?
Dear (party leader)
I am writing today as someone who cares equitable access to palliative care for all Manitobans.
Facing a life-limiting illness can cause hardship for people and their families. Palliative care helps alleviate the burden and improves the quality of life of people living with a life-limiting illness. Quality palliative care leads to better outcomes for people living with a life-limiting illness and their families and can reduce healthcare costs. However, community-based palliative care is not available for all Manitobans when and where they need it. When governments invest in community-based palliative care services they are helping to ensure all Manitobans have access to palliative care regardless of where they live and what setting they choose to receive care.
If elected, you can help improve access to palliative care for all Manitobans. I’m calling on your party to make palliative care a priority this election by making a commitment to:
- Develop and implement a provincial palliative care framework.
- Improve capacity and expand high-quality, culturally safe community-based hospice and palliative care services for all Manitobans.
- Standardize and improve palliative care health care provider, family caregiver and volunteer education and training so they possess the required competencies to provide optimal care.
I strongly support the above priorities. If implemented, these recommendations could have a significant impact improving equitable access to culturally safe palliative care for all Manitobans regardless of where they live and what setting they choose to receive care. Please, show your commitment to improving access to palliative care for all Manitobans by publicly supporting the policy recommendations linked below.