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Because your voice matters.

Join VCH’s New Regional Patient & Family Advisory Council



Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal


VCH is creating a Regional Patient and Family Advisory Council (RPFAC) because we recognize that patients, families, caregivers and staff are a valuable and critical resource. The RPFAC will help inform the work of the Patient Experience Program at VCH, which is under the Quality & Patient Safety Office.

The purpose of the RPFAC is to create an environment where patients, families, caregivers, clinicians, and other VCH team members can collaborate and engage as partners and provide strategic advice on advancing a person centred approach to health, improving the patient experience and quality of care.

VCH is seeking multiple energetic, community-minded patients, families and caregivers who can contribute their voices to the improvement of the patient experience and quality of care.

This invitation is extended to anyone in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. Diversity is essential for the creation of the RPFAC and membership will include consideration of characteristics such as: healthcare experiences, geographic and cultural/ethnic backgrounds, age and generation, gender identity and sexuality, disabilities, country of origin, religious and spiritual perspective, socio-economic status, access to power, and experiences of oppression or trauma among many others.

Read more and apply.

From Our Community

Nancy J. Wood

Patient Partner, Sidney

Nancy J. Wood

I was thrilled to discover the Patient Voices Network, where the array of places to be the voice of a patient is vast and incredibly interesting. Besides my ongoing “gig” with the BC Emergency Medicine Network, I have enjoyed being involved in several one-off initiatives. I love working with professionals who genuinely value the perspectives of their patient partners.