Work Of The Committees

The steering committee quickly realized there is much to learn about end-of-life care. To tackle this large initiative, committees were formed, including incorporation, medical, finance, communication, and research. SASHA asked questions such as Where can space be found? Is an independent, self-managed facility the way to go? Is there space in an existing facility? Are there health-care partners in the community who already have experience in this field? In March 2014 Dr. Robin Fainsinger, Director, Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program, AHS, met with SASHA and generously shared his knowledge, insight and recommendations regarding hospice care in St Albert, encouraging our efforts to address the need for additional hospice beds in the Edmonton area.