In a recent message on end-of-life care, Pope Francis said that it is permissible and moral for a patient to decide, in dialogue with medical professionals, that a proposed or ongoing course of treatment that might extend their life is nevertheless overzealous and disproportionate. The patient is not required by their Catholic faith to use every tool and treatment available, he said.
To read the full article, click on this link: https://www.chausa.org/publications/catholic-health-world/archives/issues/december-15-2017/pope-counsels-catholics-on-end-of-life-decisions
In an effort to effectively communicate the activities of the Catholic Health Association of Manitoba, CHAM Bulletin has been created. To view the first edition, click HERE.
The province is moving forward on an additional 258 new personal care home beds in Winnipeg, Steinbach and Carman, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.
“Additional personal care home capacity will be needed over the next 25 years to care for people with significant needs and who can no longer safely remain at home or in supportive housing,” said Goertzen. “We remain committed to ensuring the right care is available at the right place and the right time, and moving forward on personal care homes is part of addressing this need.”
Design work will begin to support the development of three proposals including:
• developing the Bridgwater Personal Care Home in Winnipeg to add up to 108 new beds;
• expanding the existing Rest Haven Personal Care Home in Steinbach by adding up to 140 beds; and
• expanding the existing Boyne Lodge in Carman by adding up to 10 new beds, 70 replacement beds and up to 30 new transitional care beds.
The minister noted the projects are in areas where analysis has shown that additional personal care home capacity is among the most needed. Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living will continue working with regional health authorities, communities and stakeholders to look at creative funding models to both help build capacity and make sustainable capital investments. This will ensure the province can meet the long-term needs of Manitoba’s growing and aging population.
“Our government has committed to contributing approximately $133,000 per bed toward the construction of 1,200 personal care home beds throughout Manitoba. Manitobans were paying two or three times that amount under the previous government, which simply wasn’t sustainable,” said Goertzen. “Additional proposals will be assessed based on needs within the region and their ability to fit within the new mandate.”
In addition, Goertzen noted that work on the expansion of the 157-bed Holy Family Personal Care Home in north Winnipeg is expected to be complete by late 2018.
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Click here to view the presentation by Julie Turenne Maynard to the Bill 6 Legislative Committee on June 11th, 2012.
SUMMARY – ISSUES OF CONCERN TO OUR MEMBERS
- Bill 6 ignores and contravenes the basic principles that have been negotiated in long standing agreements with government and the Regional Health Authorities (RHAs).
- Bill 6 is tantamount to a breach of trust.
- Bill 6 is an affront to the legitimate and value laden role and significant contribution of the nine (9) faith-based groups that own and operate health and social service organizations in Manitoba.
- Bill 6 increases the ability of bureaucracies, the RHAs, to unilaterally impose their will on private corporations in matters fundamental to their autonomy;
- The ability of private corporations to carry out their distinctive missions and mandates, to innovate and experiment, to choose and retain their own leaders, to connect with particular communities of supporters, can all be crucial to their success in providing care that fits the needs and aspirations of clients, residents and patients and their families.
- Pontiff decries inequitable distribution of health care within rich nations and across the
- CHAM creates Bulletin for the faithful
- PROVINCE MOVING FORWARD ON NEW PERSONAL CARE HOME CAPACITY IN MANITOBA
- PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE
- Manitoba Health Spiritual Care Strategic Plan
- Presentation to the Bill 6 Legislative Committee