Even though millions of people continue to be diagnosed with cancer each year, it remains an incredibly isolating experience. Accessing a wide range of coping strategies that help strengthen the mind and body impacts survival outcomes and reduces symptom severity. Oncologists and healthcare teams in hospital settings do a stellar job managing the illness. But community-based organizations, such as Wellspring, help eliminate the barriers to accessing the additional, just-in-time adjunct care proven to improve the quality of life and reduce recurrence for cancer patients nationwide.
Hospital-based care today manages the illness and its treatments, but cancer care does not end when treatments conclude. Instead, ultimate cancer care comes from a combination of both acute and community-based, accessible, follow-up care where on-the-ground, supportive services from experienced professionals such as nurses, physiotherapists, outreach social workers, dietitians and more can provide more fulsome, ongoing care for both the individual and the illness.
Wellspring is currently working with several Toronto-based cancer hospitals that see the value in providing accessible, immediate, free, and continuous complete care for cancer patients and family members in their most distressing time of need. These hospital-based Community Hubs of Wellspring programming are a highly cost-effective, high-quality means of easing the burden on Canada’s already overwhelmed healthcare settings while simultaneously improving cancer patients’ outcomes and quality of life.
About Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation
Wellspring helps people living with cancer elevate their quality of life and strengthen mind and body through innovative cancer support programs.
Wellspring is the model of excellence for innovation and universal delivery of supportive cancer care.
- Maintain excellence in all Wellspring centres
- Develop innovative programs and continuously improve those in existence
- Serve as many cancer patients and their loved ones as possible with regard to Canada’s diversity
- Secure a sustainable funding base
- Achieve and maintain organizational health
At Wellspring, we value Community, Compassion, Empowerment and Respect.