6.4.2 Financial Support for Pediatric Oncology Community Activity
MOHLTC has committed funding for operating costs to support seven community hospital settings to participate in the care of children with malignant disease.
MOHLTC funding designated for the Satellite Program via POGO is intended to supplement the delivery of this specialized service by ensuring designated staffing and supporting their education in order to provided equitable accessible care closer to home. This funding supplements the delivery of this service by designated staffing and supports ongoing educational opportunities to ensure that satellite staff are prepared to provide equitable, accessible care closer to home.
Currently, operational funds flowed through POGO to satellites include funding of designated pediatric, satellite nurse(s), plus a stipend for the designated, participating pediatrician(s). Additional professionals who contribute non-funded proportions of their time include pharmacists, lab technicians, social workers, dietitians and child life specialists.