Did you know that not all children who require paediatric palliative support are able to access care in Ontario? I’ve introduced the Nancy Rose Act, named in honour of my sister, to make sure these children and their families can get the support they deserve. Currently the Bill has passed second reading but needs your support to become law.
To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
Whereas for children with serious of life-limiting illness, a palliative approach to care can increase quality of life and decrease their pain and suffering;
Whereas there is currently no comprehensive, coordinated, and funded provincial strategy to address paediatric palliative and hospice care;
Whereas the Nancy Rose Act would require to province to develop a strategy with the goal of increasing access to paediatric palliative and hospice care across Ontario;
Whereas the strategy combined in the Nancy Rose Act would include targeted supports for families of children receiving palliative care, including mental health supports and respite;
Therefore we, the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to pass the Nancy Rose Act and call for all party support.