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Patient Partner Orientation Session – Courtenay

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April 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities.

This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Parking and transportation costs to attend the session will be reimbursed. Light refreshments will be provided. Room numbers will be provided closer to the date to registered patient partners.

Please RSVP by April 16 to Ryan Sidorchuk at

Session Facilitators:

  • Deb Harver Leader, Patient Experience, Island Health
  • Ryan Sidorchuk Engagement Leader, Patient Voices Network/BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Session Content:

  • Overview of health service delivery in BC
  • Insights from experienced patient partners
  • Overview of Island Health
  • Role of patient partners
  • Overview of Patient Voices Network
  • Required skills, collaboration and self-care
  • Patient engagement and patient- and family-centred care
  • Privacy and confidentiality, code of conduct



April 23, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Comox Valley Hospital
101 Lerwick Road
Courtenay, BC V9N 0B9 Canada
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From Our Community

Ovey Yeung

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Ovey Yeung

Being involved in the Patient Voices Network has broadened my understanding of the system and helped me empathize with health care challenges and limitations. What matters to me is to walk away feeling that my experience matters, that I matter!