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Because your voice matters.

A Mental Health and Substance Use Services Collaborative Framework for Patient-Centred Outpatient Care

  • Please describe how you meet the criteria, which can include personal, professional and volunteer experience (including roles on committees/boards) as it relates to this committee. (Though we ask you as a patient partner to 'leave your hat at the door,' it is useful to know your professional background and experience.)
  • The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council will collect personal information via Word Press under section 26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purposes of operating the Patient Voices Network. Personal Information submitted by volunteers will be saved and stored on file by BCPSQC for 5-10 years upon submission. If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information please contact: Ben Ridout, Director of Patient and Public Engagement, 201-750 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC, at 604-668-8211.

From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.