Skip to main content

Because your voice matters.

Member, Vancouver Community Mental Health & Substance Use Review Re-admissions Working Group

Posted • Last updated


Open to Patient partners in Vancouver Coastal Health communities

Last updated

Vancouver Community is currently reviewing and redesigning its mental health and substance use services to better meet the needs of our patients in the community and to provide better support for our staff. The committee has recruited a patient partner and would also like to recruit a family member to participate on the working group, so if f you have experience as a family member with transitioning a loved one to community services after being admitted to a hospital and/or experience with being readmitted to hospital within six months to a year of discharge, join the group!

The mental health and substance use teams involved are Raven Song MHSU, South MHSU, Evergreen SU, Grandview Woodland MH, Northeast MH, Three Bridges SU, West End MH, South MHSU, Kitsilano Fairview MH and STEPS Rehab Team.

The Re-admissions Working Group goals are to:

  • to standardize some aspects of transitions from hospital to community teams and create processes to learn from re-admissions to make improvements
  • to reduce the rate that clients in Vancouver return to hospital within 30 days of hospital discharge

Please contact if you have any questions. Thank you!


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.