Quebec to invest extra $10-million a year in palliative care

Quebec is investing an additional $10-million a year to improve palliative care.

One measure that will kick in next April will see the families of caregivers receive $1,000 to help look after their loved ones.

Currently, 11 per cent of Quebecers who have chronic diseases such as cancer die at home surrounded by their loved ones.

Health Minister Gaetan Barrette said he wants that number to jump to 20 per cent within five years.

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